Traffic signals to be upgraded at two Broadway intersections
As part of the 2019 budget, Council approved a project that includes updates to two sets of traffic signals located at Broadway and Dawson, and Broadway and Second Street. The upgrades are part of an ongoing multiple year program that ensures that traffic signals are upgraded to current regulations and are maintained in accordance with Municipal and Provincial requirements.
This year’s program includes the replacement of 20-year-old equipment that has come to the end of its service life. Specifically, the Municipality will be replacing the following equipment at the above noted locations:
- Traffic heads;
- Pedestrian signal buttons;
- Controllers; and
- Actuation equipment
To ensure compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Town is also installing Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS). This will assist pedestrians, with vision challenges, when crossing Broadway.
The Town’s signal maintenance contractor, Black and McDonald, has begun some of the removals in preparation for the required upgrades, however, most of the work is expected to begin the week of September 23 and take approximately two weeks to complete.