Construction work to enhance pedestrian safety on 3 Avenue South and 12 'B' Street South will start September 10. Motorists should be aware that traffic is being reduced to one lane in each direction. The work is expected to finish with all lanes re-opened by Friday, September 21, weather permitting.
The enhancements being made include the installation of pedestrian activated flashing lights as well as an inward extension of the curb called a bulb-out. A bulb-out extends the sidewalk into the road to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians and allows better sight lines for both pedestrians and approaching vehicles.
Due to the volume of traffic in this area, the lane closure will stretch over two blocks to accommodate merging vehicles. For safety, the speed limit will also be reduced to 30 km/h when workers are present.
Robert Kovacs, Project Manager