Councillor voices concern about possible 'core' bridge impact
By Phil Tank, The Starphoenix
July 19, 2013 8:24 AM
A Saskatoon city councillor is concerned that studies for a new "core" bridge could recommend a span connecting to a residential area. City council has awarded a $1.5-million contract to consulting firm Urban Systems to develop and implement the city's integrated growth plan, which includes infilling residential population along rapid transit routes, as well as looking at the possible need for a new bridge.
The core bridge strategy is intended to "identify and assess alternatives, impacts and associated land uses for future river crossing capacity within Circle Drive," but does not identify a location.
"I wouldn't want to see another river crossing punched right through the middle of two residential neighbourhoods," Ward 1 Coun. Darren Hill said Thursday.
Hill said he is "fearful" of a plan that might connect to the City Park or North Park areas, which lie on the west side of the South Saskatchewan River between the railway bridge and the University Bridge. [...]
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