COMMENT: A tale of two traffic lights

By Glen Gower, StittsvilleCentral, November 26, 2017

#1 Carp at Hazeldean. Residents have been calling for safety fixes at this intersection for years.  City staff says that traffic isn’t heavy enough to justify any configuration changes. Of course, the city’s data doesn’t capture the frustration and near misses that happen all the time at the intersection. A real fix probably won’t come until sometime between 2020-2025, when Carp Road is tentatively scheduled to be widened to four lanes – if there’s money available.


#2 Maple Grove at Huntmar.  Another intersection where residents have been clamouring for an advance green signal.  This intersection is one of 19 that “meets the warrants” for upgrades due to safety, volume, and other factors.  It would cost $35-million to fix all 19 intersections, but the annual budget available is only $2.4-million.  So this intersection gets punted from the list of fixes for 2018.

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