Back in 2016 a plan was hatched to revitalize Gore St. The project was dubbed ‘Transform Gore’. The road was redone from Queen St. to Wellington St., raised crosswalks of brick were added at intersections along with some buildings being demolished to add parking.
The traffic flow was analyzed and the decision was made to remove the traffic lights at the Gore St. and Albert St. intersection.
Now motorists on Gore St. have the right of way, from Queen St. through to Wellington St.
A new stop sign was installed for the east bound traffic on Albert St.
Has the removal of the traffic lights resulted in creating the most dangerous intersection downtown?
Business owners tell Saultonline there are sometimes two collisions a day.
Below are a selection of twelve videos of the intersection taken since the revitalization project was completed.
The video below is hard to see, but there is a pick-up truck travelling east on Albert that is obscured by the height of the bus. If you watch a second time you will be able to see the truck before the collision.
Note on the video below how the momentum forces the car right up onto the sidewalk.
The video below shows another example of how momentum of a collision can propel a vehicle to go airborne over the snowbank, landing on the pedestrian sidewalk.
Below is defensive driving at it’s best folks!