Sandy Hickman pumps brakes on proposal for new road to Signal Hill
Just one day earlier, Hickman pushed city, province, federal government for feasibility study
A St. John's city councillor is putting the brakes on his eyebrow-raising solution to the Signal Hill noise and traffic problem.
Sandy Hickman announced Wednesday that he's no longer pushing for a feasibility study into an alternate access route to Signal Hill Road.
Just one day earlier, Hickman argued that an alternate route may ease traffic congestion and noise problems in the area.
The councillor told CBC News that he wanted the city, the province and the federal government to pitch in for a feasibility study on a road that would use the existing road to the Miller Centre.
Hickman argued that traffic traveling up the narrow stretch of road to Signal Hill will only worsen when the new Memorial University residence is completed in the old Battery Hotel location.
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However, 24 hours later, Hickman issued a statement saying that, while he received both positive and negative feedback on the issue, he was "unable to convey the concept clearly to the public and feels it is best to withdraw the motion altogether."