New road signs and signals coming to Guelph in 2022

Guelph, Ont., February 4, 2022 – We are installing over 30 traffic signs and signals, crosswalks and traffic calming measures throughout the community to help improve road safety and accessibility for people who walk, cycle, use public transport and use mobility devices. and conduct.

You will see the following traffic control measures installed throughout 2022.

Stop signs in all directions

New stop signs in all directions will be added at the east and west intersections of Victoria Road South to Maltby Road East.

traffic signals

  • Gordon Street to Maltby Road (new)
  • Scottsdale Drive to Ironwood Road (replacement of an existing pedestrian signal)
  • Wellington Street East to Wyndham Street South (upgrade)
  • Woodlawn Road West to Dawson Road (Upgrade)
  • Speedvale Avenue West to Dawson Road (Upgrade)
  • Speedvale Avenue West to Imperial Road North (Upgrade)
  • Speedvale Avenue West to Elmira Road North (Upgrade)

The last two intersections on the list will also be part of a new multi-use trail along the north side of Speedvale Avenue West between Imperial Road North and Elmira Road North.

Bike signals

New this year, you’ll see bike signals at intersections with crosswalk markings. Crossrides allow people to cycle safely through an intersection. They are usually connected to multi-use trails and marked with painted blocks, stencils and/or green paint. With a crossing at a traffic light, a person can stay on their bike and cross the intersection when they have a green light.

Bicycle signals are provided at the following locations:

  • Stone Road to Gordon Street
  • Woodlawn Road West to Silvercreek Parkway North
  • Woodlawn Road West to Edinburgh Road North
  • Woodlawn Road West to Dawson Road
  • Woodlawn Road West to Arrow Road

Pedestrian crossings

Crosswalks, or level crossings, help you get from one side of the road to the other. At a junction, drivers must wait until pedestrians have cleared the entire road before proceeding. A junction has a line of white triangles painted on the road to indicate where drivers should stop and “Stop for pedestrians” signs. Crossings may also include flashing lights or overhead signs.

New pedestrian crossings are planned for:

  • Eastview Road to Mountford Drive
  • Eastview Road to Summit Ridge Drive
  • Beaver Meadow Drive at the junction of the trail south of McGarr Drive
  • Colonial Drive at Sir Isaac Brock School
  • Starwood Drive to Lee Street
  • Kortright Road East to Katelynn Drive
  • Rickson Avenue to Hickory Street

Traffic calming measures

Traffic calming measures can reduce vehicle speeds and volumes while reducing conflict between road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Measures may include speed pads, extended sidewalks or a traffic island. The following roads will receive traffic calming measures. The exact traffic metrics for each location will be determined in the coming months:

  • Kortright Road East between Gordon Street and Sweeney Drive
  • Scottsdale Drive between College Avenue West and Janefield Avenue
  • Rickson Avenue in the school zone of Rickson Ridge Public School
  • Starwood Drive between Watson Parkway North and Eastview Road
  • Niska Road between Downey Road and the western city limit
  • Downey Road between Niska Road and the western limit of the city
  • Waverley Drive between Riverview Drive and Balmoral Drive
  • Riverview Drive between Waverely Drive and Speedvale Avenue East
  • Ptarmigan Drive in the school zone of Kortright Hills Public School

Traffic calming curbs physically narrow a road and provide a calming effect to slow traffic. We are launching a pilot program this spring to implement traffic calming curbs on the following three roads:

  • Kortright Road East to Katelynn Drive
  • Kortright Road East to Brady Lane
  • Forest Street to Maple Street

For more information

Paul Hutchison, Traffic Engineering Supervisor
Engineering and transportation services
City of Guelph
519 822-1260 ext. 3679
[email protected]

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