Victoria Avenue Round-About Plans Shelved

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THUNDER BAY – The City of Thunder Bay Engineering Division has shared that after study plans for a round-about on Victoria Avenue have decided the idea isn’t worth implementing.

The Engineering Division concluded its traffic study in the area of the proposed roundabout at Victoria Avenue and Ford Street. Based on the results of the study, a roundabout is not recommended.

This came about after what the City of Thunder Bay says was significant community input on the idea. It appears that the people are less interested in a round-about than the COTB first thought.

The traffic study confirmed that traffic control signals are not warranted at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Lillie Street.

Engineering is recommending a new pedestrian crossover at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Ford Street, and the removal of the traffic control signals at Victoria Avenue and Lillie Street as the preferred traffic control measures to manage both vehicle and pedestrian activity for the long-term.

There has been significant community interest in the changes to traffic control in this area.  A Corporate Report will be presented to City Council on Monday, May 6, 2019, outlining the results of the traffic study.

 

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