Regina woman worried rail track detour unsafe

A Regina woman is concerned about the safety of people illegally crossing a railway track in west Regina at McCarthy Boulevard.

Yvonne Estes says the temporary snow fence is not keeping people off the rail tracks

A Regina woman is concerned about the safety of people illegally crossing railway tracks in west Regina.

Yvonne Estes says she's worried about a pathway that links A.E. Wilson Park to Rink Avenue.

It usually crosses over the rail tracks near Toothill Park, an area with green space on either side. 

An automated crossing will eventually be built there. Until then, the city has installed a temporary snow fence in front of a bike path that intersects the track. The plastic fence is supposed to divert people to Dorothy Street.

But Estes says there are no signs indicating the makeshift detour and the fence has been torn down in several places.

She says she stopped two young boys from playing under a train there this weekend.

"I'd like some safety here. I'd like the path to go under the tracks as we were told it would at the open house," she said. 

Officials say the city is currently working to develop a more permanent solution as it waits for CN to finalize construction plans for the crossing. The city also says that staff check daily to make sure the fence is still up. 

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