We started asking questions of Council earlier this week about the stalled Lake Street connector to Airport Road. This intersection has been finished for weeks, and yet hasn't been opened.
Turns out Council forgot to order the traffic lights.
That's right. THEY FORGOT.
Several Council managers have been pointing the finger at
each other, so it's likely this will be another Council SNAFU from these high-paid managers that will see no one copping the blame.
So we're likely to see cones and poles san lights for quite some time. Do you get to use "the dog ate my homework" as an excuse in your workplace?
UPDATE: Embarrassed by the HBW report, Cr. Terry James ordered the southbound slip lane opened today so they could pretend to hide the screw-up.
And we've learned the screw-up is bigger than reported. Not only are the traffic lights missing, but so is all the signage. The left turn slip lane is now open, but with no signs to indicate where the road goes, most of the southbound traffic is still going to Sheridan Street. The lawyers among us voice concerns about liability issues in opening a half-finished and unmarked intersection.