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Here’s How Milton is Making its Residential Areas Safer



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Here’s How Milton is Making its Residential Areas Safer

Traffic flow has been a hot topic in the Town of Milton for quite some time now.

As a result, the town has taken steps in order to improve the flow of traffic in certain areas.

The town has started to use an innovative traffic management system – the Miovision TrafficLink System. This system uses specialized technology that helps engineers analyze traffic data in order to create more responsive and efficient traffic networks. This system, however, currently only targets the traffic flow at Thompson Road South, between Main Street East and Derry Road.

Regardless, the town is constantly working in order to improve traffic flow. This was noted in a previous inhalton article

And now, the town of Milton is also working on making its residential areas safer in regards to traffic.

According to a recent press release from the Town, Engineering Services has been examining the intersections of Laurier Avenue and Vanier Drive, as well as Sauve Street and Menefy Place to determine if the traffic in these areas warrant the installation of all-way stops.

A review found that the overall volume of traffic does indicate the need for all-way stops at both intersections.

Installation will take place in May of this year.

The Engineering Service department also looked at the intersection of Livingston Road and Weller Crossing/Ellis Crescent. 

Based the volume of traffic that runs east and west in comparison to north and south, staff have suggested that stop controls be reversed from eastbound/westbound to northbound/southbound.

A pedestrian crossover, according to the press release, is also warranted on the west leg of this intersection.

This will ensure a safe crossing for pedestrians.

There will be a temporary all-way stop at this intersection until June 20, 2019. 

This configuration will give eastbound/ westbound vehicles the right-of-way by summer 2019.

What do you think of these changes?

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