There could be lights coming to the intersection of Souris Avenue and Edward Street to help pedestrians in the area. 

"The traffic committee met," explained Police Chief, Paul Ladouceur, "and one of the items on that agenda was in regards to a concern regarding a proper crosswalk at Souris and Edward due to the high volume of pedestrian traffic."

There were three options presented including eye-level pedestrian lights on the sides of the road similar to those on 4th Street, overhead pedestrian lights that flash when the pedestrian presses the button, or traffic-style lights like the ones at the intersection of King Street and Arthur Ave.

The committee decided to recommend the overhead lights to be presented to City Council. 

"The decision was to meet in the middle just because of the high volume of traffic going up and down Souris. It's not like the downtown where people tend to go a bit slower anyhow and because of the fact of the amount of pedestrian traffic that will likely use that crosswalk."

"There is a significant cost, none of these come cheap. the nice thing is that it's a long-term investment."

The lights are expected to cost $88,000.

The recommendation will then be presented to City Council for discussion. There is no timeline for the project. 

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