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City recommends all-way stop at Blair Road and Bismark Drive

Concerns from nearby residents prompted city staff to study the intersection
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A spike in traffic volumes and concerns from residents along Blair Road and Bismark drive has prompted city staff to recommend the intersection become an all-way stop.

The recommendation will be tabled at council next week citing the results of a turning movement count conducted recently.

The study was conducted over an eight-hour period on a typical weekday during the school year and consisted of three hours in the morning peak period, two hours mid-day, and three hours in the afternoon peak period.

A turning movement count is used to determine if an all-way stop is warranted based on the Ontario Traffic Manual guidelines and All-way Stop warrant criteria.

"The results of the assessment for Blair Road at Bismark Drive indicate that an all-way stop is recommended at this intersection based on volume split, existing traffic volumes during peak times and forecast traffic volumes," reads a staff report.

The estimated cost to implement the proposed all-way stop control will require additional signs and pavement markings at a cost of $1,200, funded from the 2024 Transportation Operating Budget.