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Residents still seeing red over the planned detour route for the LRT construction

A public meeting regarding the plans to reroute 2,000 buses onto Scott and Albert Streets daily had people shouting at city staff and even one councillor speaking her mind on Monday night.

The detour route contains many houses and residents, like Karen Large, who explained to CFRA that life will become unlivable during the construction.

"The pollution, the noise, the houses, the stress on these little houses," she said.

Large is also concerned about privacy as she explained that riders on the top level of the double-decker buses would be able to peer into bedrooms.

She along with many other residents are questioning why the city aren't pressing the NCC to allow more buses to use the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway during construction.

Somerset Ward Councillor Diane Holmes had some choice words about the proposal as well and didn't hold back on Monday night.

"It's a cheap solution, you are the victims," she shouted. "And the city doesn't care!"

The two kilometre section of the Transitway will close in 2016 so crews can convert it into rail.

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