Edmundston looking to eliminate duplicate street names

Edmundston city council is holding a special meeting next week to hear recommendations on how to fix the issue of duplicate street names.

In a release, the city says there are around 40 problematic streets, with some appearing two or three times.

The Place Naming Committee was tasked with evaluating each, taking into account several factors and was assigned a score to guide committee members in their recommendations.

Committee spokesperson Nicole Lang says, "The new names we are proposing have been selected as a result of comprehensive historical research that showcases important people in the development of our communities."

The city says it will take around one month to make the needed changes to the municipal bylaw and, if adopted by council, affected residents would be helped in the transition to a new address.

The meeting will be held May 24th at 7 p.m. at the Convention Centre.