Motorists will notice a new traffic light installed on Scenic Drive and 4 Street South. Starting Thursday, October 4 the light will be placed on flash mode to prepare drivers. It will be fully operational on Tuesday, October 9.
The intersection of Scenic Drive S and 4 Street S was identified as needing improvements to address safety and capacity issues. These issues included:
- Long delays for south bound traffic turning left onto Scenic Drive
- Safety concerns for pedestrians crossing Scenic Drive
- Poor sightlines to the north and east for westbound traffic on the east leg of 9 Avenue S
- Spacing between Scenic Drive and 9 Avenue South was sub-standard resulting in numerous conflict points
The reconfiguration of this intersection reduces the chance of collisions improving safety for both drivers and pedestrians.
All motorists are thanked for their patience and cooperation during this important transportation infrastructure project.
Senior Project Administrator, City of Lethbridge