A local resident has started a petition asking the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to install traffic lights on the Alice Lake intersection.
Kerri Gray, who started the petition, said there is a need for traffic lights instead of the blinking light at Alice Lake.
“As well all know Squamish is growing more than anyone expected and some things need to be changed this is not a safe intersection with the volume of vehicles on the highway and the volume of people that enjoy our parks,” Grey said.
“Let’s do our part and keep Squamish and our visitors safe.”
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) says it is working on solutions to address safety concerns on Alice Lake and Highway 99 intersection.
“The ministry is aware and seeking solutions to the public’s concern regarding access to the Alice Lake Provincial Park, especially during the busy summer months,” MOTI said in a statement.
“Currently, ministry staff are reviewing what options would be the safest before moving on with the design work of the Highway 99/Alice Lake Road intersection.”
The Alice Lake Road and Highway 99 intersection saw 56 accidents in the last five years.
The ministry said it would continue to work with the District of Squamish to identify future priorities that take into account both road safety and the volume of drivers in this area.