The Rural Municipality of Hanover has been asked to lobby the province for more turning lanes along Highway 52.
More specifically, Sheldon Stott of HyLife appeared before Hanover Council this week, requesting the municipality push for turning lanes at the turnoff to their Randolph feedmill. Because that is a provincial highway, constructing the turning lanes would have to be done by the province. Hanover Reeve Jim Funk says he expects the province to be on board.
"I think they will be in favour of it," he says. " It will be costly. It's not that it can't be done."
Funk says turning lanes there would be good all around. He says not only would it make that a safer intersection, but turning lanes would also allow traffic to flow through there more quickly.
Hanover's Chief Administrative Officer Luc Lahaie has committed to getting the ball rolling on their request. He notes if the province approves it, it will likely expect both the municipality and HyLife to also chip in financially.
HyLife's Randolph feedmill opened in 2016.