Ormsby Road residents battle speeding cars
'Liveability is just zero' since province cancelled a fly-over across Anthony Henday Drive
A quiet neighbourhood in southwest Edmonton has a noisy problem: high-speed traffic.
Residents the problems started after the province cancelled construction of a fly-over across Anthony Henday Drive.
"They're driving along at 40 or 45 [mph] along this road, and they get passed!" said Ian Corry, who has lived on Ormsby for 25 years.
"The liveability is just zero," since drivers began cutting through the neighbourhood, Corry said.
Corry and his neighbours say they're often tailgated, and have a hard time getting out of their own driveways. He said the area just isn't designed as a through road for a major highway.
Residents have been bringing the problem to the city for two years, but while city officials say they're looking into ways they can redirect traffic, they have made no commitments.
Now, the neighbourhood is taking their frustration to Ward 5 candidates — they met with Michael Oshry this week. They say they hope the promise of more Xs on the ballot will mean fewer wheels on their street.
About 100 residents have signed a petition seeking a resolution to the problem.
CBC's Marion Warnica took up a position at the top of the shortcut during rush hour on Friday and watched 17 cars make the turn on to Ormsby Road East in just five minutes.