City council won’t throw the switch

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BATHURST, N.B. — A cost cutting plan to remove four sets of street lights here will not see the light of day.

City of Bathurst council voted unanimously to axe the plan to replace four sets of traffic lights with four-way stop signs.

The three sets of lights in a three-block radius along King Street and another set located on Riverside Drive will continue to control traffic.

The idea was proposed as a cost-cutting measure to bring the city’s operating expenses down $4,000 a year and to reduce the slated $300,000 in maintenance for the replacement of the lights over the next two years.

When the plan was being looked at, the Bathurst mayor, Jay Mersereau explains the sight impaired had been overlooked.

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