City Aims At Improving Traffic Flow


Improvement in the way drivers will navigate the city will soon be released, as City staff have recently completed Phase 1 of installing a new software known as Centracs.

City manager of design and transportation engineering, Carl Rumiel says The new traffic data collection and analytics software system will improve the way traffic signals are synchronized at Sault Ste. Marie’s signalized intersections, Sault Ste. Marie has 77 signalized intersections.

Last year, City Council’s Ward 3 Coun. Matthew Shoemaker and Ward 5’s Matthew Scott – expressed concern about the 37 intersections that have advanced left turns.

Drivers must often wait at these intersections even when no other vehicles are present.

Council will address this issue at Monday night’s meeting, which will be held by teleconference to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.


  1. Flashing lights after 10 p.m. would really help. It is silly to be sitting at a light with no traffic in sight after 10 p.m. Soo Michigan can handle it and I think we could too.

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