Bay Street traffic lights activation

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The City of Sault Ste. Marie provides the following information regarding the new Bay Street corridor.

Beginning today, traffic signals on Bay Street will be activated. Take note that traffic signals that previously existed on Spring and Bay Street have been removed and replaced with a stop sign on Spring street only.

With the completion of Bay Street, there are two new pedestrian cross overs; one on Bay Street at Spring Street and one on Bay Street at Pim Street. Motorists must stop when a pedestrian crossover is activated. Icy and snow conditions may require adjustments to driving when approaching the new pedestrian crossings. Failure to yield at a pedestrian crossover will be subject to a fine of up to $1000 and four demerit points.

Everyone is reminded to take caution and obey all signage and traffic signals while driving through new the Bay Street corridor. The City of Sault Ste. Marie thanks its citizens for their cooperation.


  1. That is extremely nice to know that this city has installed bike lanes along our roads.Now start enforcing the rules of the road and ticket cyclists who with their disregard for the rules of the road are a hazard.

  2. I found the 4 ways much nicer… less waiting overall… although I wouldn’t press the city to remove the lights… they’d likely try to have stop signs along bay and give the side roads none, blaming bad driving for accidents.

  3. I believe the absence of such worked well and now that people have gotten used to 4 way stops, the city installs traffic lights just as winter is upon us. This city continues to function at a deficit where brainpower is concerned. We have designated ‘bike lanes’ which have effectively removed turning lanes from heavily traversed routes, endangering both segments utilizing these routes. There are multiple intersections devoid of features congruent with moving traffic in a manner that is both efficient and logical. We choose to further congest rather than develop long term initiatives that will enable growth in and around the areas requiring maximum throughput. Where are the people that develop the infrastructure and layout of this City driving? They mustn’t be using the same roads as the rest of us, because if they are, I think they need to park the car and start taking the bus.

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