Life in the fast lane

Jason Kerr/Daily Herald Residents in the Nordale area of Prince Albert say this intersection, located at 12th Street Northwest and Sixth Avenue, has been a danger for years, and they want the city to take action.

When Dale Anderson sits in his back yard it’s hard to escape the sounds of vehicles speeding down 12th Street Northwest and Fifth Avenue.

Anderson has lived near the intersection, located in the Nordale area of Prince Albert, since 1994. He’s one of several local residents who say the intersection is becoming a danger for motorists and pedestrians.

The intersection is surrounded on several sides by towering evergreens, which makes it difficult to identify oncoming traffic. It’s also near a school bus pick-up and drop-off area, so it sees a high volume of pedestrian traffic.

Anderson is worried the intersection is a disaster waiting to happen.

“Some kids are going to get killed,” he says.

Motorists driving through the area face a speed limit of 40 km/h, but Anderson estimates that many drivers hit at least 50 to 60 mph.

Another resident says the drivers near his house are going even faster. Brad Dent lives just down the street from Anderson. He says drivers are hitting speeds of 80 km/h by the time they pass his residence. Like Anderson, he’s concerned about safety.

For more on this story please see the Jan. 14 print or e-edition of the Daily Herald.


A previous version of this article mistakenly identified the intersection as on 12th Street Northwest and Sixth Avenue. The correct location is Fifth Avenue.