A group of concerned residents has tried to put some pressure on the city to make improvements to an intersection they believe is lacking proper safety measures.

Dr Brandon Thorpe spoke to Moose Jaw city councillors this week about the corner of 9th Avenue South and Lillooet Street West, where he says staff at the Alliance Health Clinic have been involved in traffic incidents, including a vehicle pedestrian collision that resulted in a fractured leg. He believes it's because the traffic signals are not set up for the kind of congestion the intersection is seeing.

"Cars are lining up on the bridge and wanting to turn left but because they have no (advance) left turn, they wait, they wait, they wait and when the light goes amber, one or more cars quickly turn. They're turning so quickly that they're not observing to see what's going on. There's no crosswalk there and our staff member was in the middle of crossing the street."

A petition was presented to council calling for changes but council was informed, upgrades are already being planned and were included in the 2018 budget. Contractors are being sought for the work and while no construction dates are available, the hope is that the work will be done by the fall.

It was in July 2016 when concerns were first raised about the intersection. The addition of a new Tim Hortons at the corner had many Moose Javians voicing their displeasure at the chosen site, saying it will be a traffic nightmare. At the time, City of Moose Jaw Communications Manager Carol Reynolds-Wittman explained that a traffic assessment was done for the site and there would be some changes made before the restaurant opens.

"A median will be installed on Lillooet along with pedestrian crosswalks and additional traffic upgrades are being considered at this time." said Reynolds-Wittman who has since left the position.