PICTOU - County council wants its transportation committee to look a ways it can improve access to the Pictou County Wellness Centre.
Coun. Jim Turple said he has heard complaints from residents who say they can't walk to the wellness centre because there are not any sidewalks in place along Westville Road, under an overpass.
It is a complaint that is heard in council chambers about once a month, but CAO Brian Cullen said there is little that can be done to put sidewalks in place under the overpass. However, he said, the committee should be looking at alternative ideas on how to deal with the issue.
Coun. Randy Palmer said when the snow is cleared there is plenty of room for people to walk along the side of the road under the overpass, adding that many rural areas in the county don't have sidewalks.
"We don't have sidewalks in Thorburn and there is adequate walking in there," he said. "If we need to put a tunnel in there, we are talking millions of dollars."
Coun. Chester Dewar suggested at some lights under the overpass would make a difference while Coun. Leonard Fraser said a white line on the road or rumble strips would make people aware of the walking space.
"There are some things that could be done," he said.