Pedestrians to get safe crossing at notoriously busy Mississauga intersection
Published April 8, 2022 at 12:37 pm
Pedestrians who have long battled car traffic to get to and from Mississauga’s lakefront will soon be getting some relief.
Traffic signals are being installed at Lakeshore Rd. W. and Front St., near the Port Credit Lighthouse, to not only make it easier for pedestrians to cross the street, but to allow traffic to safely make turns at the intersection.
Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko explained the traffic signals at the location are long overdue as anyone who has had to deal with that intersection will attest to.
“For years I’ve cringed thinking about people trying to run across that road or cars trying to pull out into busy Lakeshore traffic,” said Dasko. “It’s an intersection that really needs attention. I’ve always wanted to add traffic lights there so when there was an opportunity to do so I did it.”
The councillor said the time for the installation is good as the lights are expected to be operational by the summer.
As well, he said increasing vehicle traffic in the area combined with the growing number of people who want to walk and bike along the lakefront and near the lighthouse has made the issue one of safety.
“There is going to be a lot of increased traffic through that area in the years ahead and I think we have to be mindful of how it fits in,” he said. “We will have more cars, buses and people cycling and walking. I think we just need some extra tools to help manage it and these traffic signals will help.”
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