NEW TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND A NEW CROSSWALK FOR IMPROVED SAFETY AT TWO INTERSECTIIONS ALONG SOUTH DOGWOOD STREET
A safety upgrade will begin Monday, Feb. 14 at the South Dogwood Street and South Alder Street intersection for a new set of traffic lights. In addition, a flashing amber light crosswalk will be installed at the South Dogwood Street and Erickson Road intersection. The work is scheduled to be completed in approximately four weeks.
“Replacing the existing stop sign with traffic lights will provide a safer way to enter and exit the Jubilee Heights area,” says Jason Locke, the City’s long range planning and sustainability manager. “This work will be done in stages, so drivers won’t see active construction each day during this time.”
While two-way traffic will be maintained as much as possible during construction, temporary lane closures may be required at certain times. Traffic control personnel will be on site as necessary to direct vehicles.
“People should expect minor traffic delays at these intersections during construction and, if possible, please consider using an alternative route,” Locke adds. “Drivers are reminded to proceed with caution in the work area, and we thank everyone in advance for their patience during this construction.”
The new signal includes:
- traffic controller and box
- bases and poles
- street name signs
- traffic signal heads
- LED luminaires
- accessible pedestrian system
- pedestrian countdown timers
- emergency vehicle pre-emption system
- uninterruptible power supply (battery backup)
Daeco Installations Ltd. was awarded $187,575 for the contract to design and build the new traffic signal, plus $19,690 for the crosswalk. The funding comes from Couverdon (Jubilee Heights developer), ICBC, and the City.
Couverdon Real Estate is pleased to announce that Beaver Creek Boulevard and Salmonberry Street are now open to the public.
“We remind trail users to take precautions when crossing the Jubilee community, for everyone’s safety. Cyclists are encouraged to dismount and all foot traffic is asked to bypass construction sites with a special attention to signage, or when possible, to avoid the area during this time. We thank everyone for their patience and look forward to making this walkable neighbourhood a safe and enjoyable experience to visit with the installation of the intersection lights.” says Ross McKeever, director real estate development.
Contact: Jason Locke, Long Range Planning and Sustainability Manager 250-286-5797
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