After Saultonline published numerous videos of the two biggest traffic collision prone intersections of Albert and Andrew and Albert and Gore Streets and city councilor Lou Turco’s efforts to bring back the traffic lights to those intersections, city staff said it would take three years before drivers would respond to the traffic signs that are there currently.
It may seem ludicrous to the residents of the area affected as there has been dozens of collisions at both intersections since the removal of the traffic lights, but it was a notion that city councilor Matthew Shoemaker brought up.
He used the Conmee and Carmen’s Way intersection as an example and staff agreed that it took 3 years for drivers to respect the changes there.
The fall of 2016 was when the traffic lights were removed on Albert and Andrew and Albert and Gore Streets.
On August 21, 2017, extra large stop signs were installed with starburst signs indicating the stop signs were also installed as well as the large painted letters on the roadways.
Council agreed with the exception of Matthew Shoemaker that more information from staff was needed as to what can be done at these two treacherous intersections.