New traffic lights coming to Brampton subdivision following community’s safety concerns
Published June 19, 2023 at 2:53 pm
New traffic lights are coming to a residential intersection in Brampton’s north end following traffic concerns from residents in the area.
On Wednesday (June 14), Brampton City Council heard a motion put forward by Deputy Mayor and Coun. Harkirat Singh from a motion approving the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Yellow Avens and Countryside Drive.
The lack of traffic control measures at the intersection has caused complaints from area residents, and the volume of traffic in the area is likely to increase as there are plans for a subdivision north of the intersection.
With a new community and more residents on the way, council unanimously passed the motion to begin installing traffic lights at the intersection as there is already infrastructure at the location for future traffic signals.
The City is also looking to make road crossings in Brampton safer for pedestrians by replacing push-button walk signals with timed ones.
Most intersections in Brampton require pedestrians to push a button to trigger a walk signal, but the City is exploring moving to automatic timings for pedestrian crossings.
City staff are scheduled to report to council on the implementation and costs of transitioning all intersections in Brampton to automatically display a walk signal between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.
If the plan is approved, the changeover could start with a phased-in approach beginning with areas with a heavy volume of pedestrian traffic.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising