Safety upgrades for site of March pedestrian fatality

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Pedestrian safety measures will be installed along a stretch of Isabel Street where a four-year-old girl died earlier this year after being struck by a vehicle.

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Pedestrian safety measures will be installed along a stretch of Isabel Street where a four-year-old girl died earlier this year after being struck by a vehicle.

Councillors on the public works committee unanimously approved the move Tuesday.

The City of Winnipeg public works department, mirroring proposals first suggested by area Coun. Vivian Santos, recommended the pedestrian corridor at Ross Avenue be replaced with traffic signals and the crossing further north at Alexander Avenue be upgraded with mid-level, amber-flashing lights.

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES The crosswalk at Isabel and Alexander where a four-year-old child was struck and subsequently died of her injuries in March this year.

The changes follow the death in March of a four-year-old girl struck by a car while crossing at Alexander with her mother.

An administrative report prepared in advance of Tuesday’s meeting stated the cost of purchasing and installing traffic signals at Ross would cost about $250,000 and the mid-level flashing amber lights at Alexander is about $5,000. Both items would be funded out of the $2.5 million city council set aside from the bonus $40-million-plus federal gas tax revenue Winnipeg is expected to receive shortly.

Santos told reporters she was pleased the department acted quickly to implement the changes.

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Updated on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:36 PM CDT: Updates headline

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