Province to launch speed, signage review at notorious Cherry Creek intersection

By James Peters
December 5, 2018 - 11:40am

KAMLOOPS — B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says it will launch a speed review of a notorious stretch of the Trans Canada Highway west of Kamloops - but has stopped short of committing to road upgrades.

Tobiano resident Greg Gordon contacted the ministry earlier this year after witnessing a near disaster at the highway's intersection with Rodeo Drive at Cherry Creek.

Gordon says it is commonplace to see vehicles waiting to turn left onto Rodeo Drive approached from behind by drivers, unaware of the danger, travelling at highway speed.

WATCH: This dashcam video from August 17 captures a near disaster on the Trans Canada at Rodeo Drive. (Video Credit: Contributed / Greg Gordon)

In an email response to Gordon, MoT Traffic and Highway Safety Engineering Director Kenedee Ludwar says she has asked the engineering team to review speeds in the area, though that will be done "during ideal conditions."

Ludwar says she has also asked the team to review signage along the route "to ensure appropriate warning signs are in place for motorists."

Gordon has previously advocated for a dedicated left turn lane at Rodeo Drive for westbound traffic.

Ludwar notes she has passed on Gordon's suggestions to the area's planning team.

In an email received in September, Transportation Minister Claire Trevena told Gordon engineers would be reviewing the intersection.

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