Traffic signals could be coming to two more intersections in Grande Prairie. A city committee has recommended lights be added to 132 Avenue and 97B Street and 80 Avenue and 116 Street.
The funds for the signals had been earmarked in 2014 for the intersections of 132 Avenue and 108 Street and 92 Street, as well as 92 Street and 72 Avenue. However, studies by the city found there wasn’t enough traffic volume, pedestrians, and collisions to warrant them.
Instead, it’s now suggested the money that would have gone to those intersections be redirected to those by Kakwa Stone and D & J Isley and Sons Contracting. A final decision will go to city council and, if approved, there are plans to consult with people and businesses affected.
There is still $5 million in the city’s Transportation System Levy reserve that hasn’t been set aside for any projects. City staff will continue to monitor the need for signals at other intersections.