More traffic signals may be removed if city council agrees this Monday, concerning Wellington Street West.
The reconstruction of the Fort Creek Aqueduct along Wellington Street West from St. Andrew’s Terrace to Carmen’s Way is proceeding this summer. Public Works and Engineering Services have reviewed the intersection of Huron Street and Wellington Street to verify if the warrants for traffic signalization are still relevant.
Removal of those traffic signals will save the city about $40,000 plus no cost of maintenance to the signals going forward.
On May 3, 2016, warrant studies for both traffic signal and all-way stop control were completed for this intersection. Both studies indicated that signals or all-way stop sign control are not warranted at this location.
Traffic specialist CIMA+ did a review of the intersection as part of the Fort Creek project and confirm that the three legged intersection will function well with stop control on Huron Street. CIMA+’s report did make some suggestions regarding possible restrictions to on-site parking to enhance sight distances which the city should implement.
Since the intersection will require reconstruction due to the Fort Creek Aqueduct replacement, the report says it would be wise to restore the intersection without the traffic signals at this time rather than replace them with new signals.