Road access blocked

Access to Murtle Crescent blocked to assist shopping center construction

  • May. 15, 2014 7:00 p.m.
A small car turns around at a gate blocking access to Murtle Crescent west of the courthouse recently.

A small car turns around at a gate blocking access to Murtle Crescent west of the courthouse recently.

A small car turns around at a gate blocking access to Murtle Crescent west of the courthouse recently. Access has been blocked to assist construction of a new shopping center nearby.

Formalities to limit access were minimal as it was never actually constructed as a road, according to District of Clearwater chief administrative officer Leslie Groulx.

“I understand that development is painful for folks,” she says. “The developer will, however, be extending the road for access to the development – and as part of that extension there will be a paved pathway that will connect Murtle Crescent through to Murtle Road.”

Groulx adds that the developer has provided a pedestrian path to Weyerhaeuser Park so people can continue using it.

Town council appreciates the community’s patience during a time of growth, the CAO says.