Lights required at intersection

Lights required at intersection

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184 housing

North Bay, Canada

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Lights required at intersection
Dear editor,
The IFP’s articles of Oct. 18/12 and Jan. 3/13 discussed a new ‘Menkes Enclaves’ housing development at the corners of Guelph Street and McFarlane Drive.
While the MTO believes traffic signals are not required at the present time through their Traffic Impact Study, have the following really been considered:
Turning left off Hall Road onto Guelph Street is busy now and requires crossing three lanes to get into the proper lane. As well, turning left off McFarlane Drive can be busy with the Sands condos and also requires crossing three lanes to get into the proper lane also.
With the addition of 184 housing units (an average of at least 1.5 cars per unit) there could be at least another 270 cars using McFarlane daily, on top of the residents of the Sands. McFarlane is the road used for ingress and egress from this new subdivision.
Both Hall and McFarlane have small islands to manoeuvre and navigate at the intersection also.
Hall Road and McFarlane Dr, could now easily serve more than 500 cars. Hall Road is also used by another four roads in the area and upwards to 300 cars, so this area has 1,000 cars coming and going.
We need a traffic light at Hall Road and McFarlane Drive now!
Maybe the decision-makers (MTO, CVC, Town staff, Halton Region) need to live in this area affected, to get some idea of the situation. You have no idea what we encounter daily getting in and out of our subdivision. A traffic light would assist the residents and will save a life someday.
A final note: as reported “Currently the intersection doesn’t warrant traffic signals….But Menkes will contribute a significant portion of cost of putting in traffic signals should that change.” Why not do it now when costs will only escalate in the future?
Mel

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jan 18, 2013

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