Intersection improvements include new traffic signals, signal equipment upgrades, geometric improvements, pedestrian accommodation, pavement markings and addressing capacity
and safety requirements. Improvement may also be made pertaining to traffic calming measures at either intersection or along the roadway between intersections.
Intersections are reviewed on a case by case basis. The timing and type of intersection improvement is based on operational analysis and recognized safety warrants. The following intersections are identified for improvements over
the next 3-5 years (if warranted):
• 13 St N/5 Ave N
• 13 St S/16 Ave S
• 36 ST N/9 Ave N
• 36 St N/5 Ave N
• 20 St S/10 Ave S
• 2 Ave N/Mayor Magrath Dr
• 13 St N/8 Ave N (ped flasher)
• 13 St N/23 Ave N (ped flasher)
• 9 Ave N/18 St N (ped flasher)
These intersection improvements will ensure safety is maintained and acceptable levels of service are restored. Also, they typically increase safety, reduce traffic congestion, incidents, traffic delays, road user costs, travel times, vehicle emissions and driver/neighbourhood frustration.
These types of improvements typically provide the highest benefit-cost ratio of all capital roadway improvements. These intersections are not specifically related to growth but are
safety improvements which are required for arterial intersections; or safety/capacity improvements on collector and local roadways. Improvements may also be made within
the roadway pertaining to traffic calming measures.
Example of analysis and warrants include:
- level of service (LOS)
- volume to capacity
- traffic incidents
- pedestrian safety
- traffic control devices
- geometric standards
- etc., as identified by Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).