Aylmer’s West End is Getting a Pedestrian Crossing.

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The Aylmer News took a poll earlier in the week get the public’s input. Should the West End of Aylmer get a crosswalk or intersection lights at Talbot and Caverly? We were pleased to see all your interest and comments about this issue.

Though the poll has a few more days before closing it has had a great deal of participation, currently the results 84 percent/720 votes in favour and 16 percent/115 votes not in favour.

We noticed that the post even gained input in the comment section by some previous Town of Aylmer counselors and viewed by some present ones also. We thought that this issue was an important one, and an issue people felt strongly about. When we heard that previous counsels were in fovour of a crossing of some sort in the west end but were denied by the province, we reached out to Jeff Yurek’s office for comment.

MPP Jeff Yurek began his reply by noting the incident that took place, which first began the discussion. “First I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Earl Turnbull of Aylmer Ontario. My thoughts are with them during this difficult time.”

In regards to the poll and putting a crossing in on the west end of Talbot Street in Aylmer Mr. Yurek continued, “I support the Town of Aylmer’s plan to install a pedestrian crossing on Talbot Street, representatives of the Town have met with Ministry of Transportation officials and they are cooperating to make sure the project can be completed as quickly as possible.”

For all those who participated in our poll thank you. For those in favour, it looks like your concerns have been heard and officials are working hard to address them. We will be covering this more as the story develops.