Traffic circle changes to reduce collisions, improve driver understanding

August 18, 2015

Traffic circle changes to reduce collisions, improve driver understanding

Changes are coming to the Sherwood Drive traffic circle, starting August 21. The County is enhancing safety at this third highest collision location in Sherwood Park.

The changes reflect resident concerns and suggestions, and engineering best practice in collision reduction.

Several new features will help reduce collisions and improve driver understanding. These include:

  • New signs to direct drivers entering or going straight through the circle
  • Lane markings and arrows to show appropriate lane usage and discourage lane changes within the circle.
  • Reduction of south side of circle to one lane to address a primary collision point within the circle.

Educate yourself on important changes. A video outlines these changes and illustrates how to navigate the traffic circle safely.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595