Belleville city council is taking steps to regulate traffic in the east end as the extension of Haig Road and Station Street moves ahead.
Tuesday night, council gave the go-ahead for a new by-law to be prepared that will include four-way stops at the intersections of Haig Road and Oak Ridge Boulevard, and Haig Road and Spruce Gardens.
The by-law will also restrict heavy traffic from Haig Road, from Victoria Avenue to Station Street.
Director of Engineering Rod Bovay told council a sign indicating the restriction would be installed in the future and he did not expect much truck traffic in the area.
Also, an additional $50,000, funded from long term debt, will be used to provide additional plant screening on Haig Road, from Oak Ridge to Spruce Gardens. The project is expected to be completed soon.
Belleville has handed out the final Facade Improvement Program grants for 2018, using up the last of this year’s funds in the grant budget.
Tuesday night city council approved two separate grants for improvements to two business fronts on Front Street in the downtown.
A $20,000 grant to Zubin Gillespie and Kim Fedor will be used toward improving 212 and 214 Front Street.
This will improve the overall appearance by removing paint from brick, repairing the brick front and back, and replacing the wood storefront facade with a historic treatment.
A second grant of $33,965 goes to Zubin Gillespie for repairs and upgrades to 280 and 282 Front Street.