“While working with the Bridlewood Community Association and during an open house in which 200 community members came to voice their concerns, I knew we had to guarantee these people were heard,” said Dave Rodney, MLA for Calgary-Lougheed. “Since January, I have raised this issue during Question Period and made a Member's Statement in the Legislature. We collaborated with community leaders to write a letter to the Minister and going forward, we hope to continue working closely with the Minister’s office to keep the community well-informed about these changes.”
Residents have been concerned for months about dust and noise levels as a result of the asphalt plants and crushing operations. Because of continued PC advocacy, the asphalt plant near Bridlewood Community has been moved 700 metres away from the nearest home and the asphalt plant in the Slopes has been moved over a kilometre from the nearest home. In addition, the contractors have committed to monitor dust and noise from the gravel crushing plants in the area to ensure levels remain safe for all affected communities.
“I want to thank the Minister of Transportation for hearing the concerns of residents in southwest Calgary,” said Mike Ellis, MLA for Calgary-West. “After members of the PC caucus met with concerned Albertans in the area, we were proud to be their voice in the Legislature. This is what effective and respectful opposition looks like, and I’m glad we are seeing results. The concerns of Discovery Ridge have also been relayed to the government and I’m optimistic these issues will be taken into thoughtful consideration.”