Following completion of Columbia Street road work, the city will be making additional traffic improvements this fall in Sahali — a slice of transportation work occurring around the city.
Transportation manager Purvez Irani told the city’s development and sustainability committee on Monday morning (Sept. 27) that traffic signal optimization will occur, a left-turn signal for northbound traffic will be added at the intersection of Summit Drive and Arrowstone Drive and a full pedestrian signal will be added at the lookout on Columbia Street.
“There’s quite a few improvements going to be made this fall,” Irani said.
Drivers can also expect to see new paint on the road at Seventh Avenue and Lorne Street warning of trains crossing, similar to stencilling on the road at the rail crossing at Third Avenue downtown.
City councillors on Monday lauded staff for improved pedestrian safety initiatives both downtown and near McArthur Island.
Meanwhile, more roadwork is underway on East Victoria Street downtown and on Summit Drive and the results of a look into traffic solutions for the Westsyde Road-Batchelor Drive-Ord Road_Eighth Street intersection are expected to be presented to council in a couple of months.