Truck traffic was a constant theme of last night’s city council meeting.
Uptown merchants are pushing for a traffic circle at Third and Angus, because it would force the city to find another route for logging trucks to use.
But despite the desire, and design for a more pedestrian friendly area, Mayor Mike Ruttan says the issue rests on future councils.
Ruttan said the city continues to discuss the proposed truck route with Western Forest Products as they own the connecting piece of the route between Harbour Road and Ship Creek Road, but truck traffic would have to co-exist with regular mill operations.
While the city forges ahead with those discussions, some on council believe there’s no room for industrial traffic along the waterfront, and are pushing for a more expensive circle route.
Ruttan said there’s not much time left in this council’s mandate and the issue will ultimately land on the next council.