Traffic safety initiatives
Driver feedback signs
Strathcona County uses driver feedback signs to educate drivers regarding their travel speed in our community. Built-in radar is used to determine the speed of an oncoming vehicle, which is then displayed on a lighted board. Only vehicle speeds between a specific minimum and maximum limit are displayed.
Requests for Driver Feedback signs in your neighbourhood can be made through County Connect.
Parking changes on Bethel Way
Beginning May 4, 2020, parking will be prohibited on the west side of Bethel Way.
This change is necessary in order to enable safe access for two-way traffic on this transit and emergency services route.
To inquire about this change, please submit a request through County Connect.
Chippewa and Kaska three-way stop
The Chippewa Road and Kaska Road (east) intersection was recently changed to an all-way stop in order to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection.
The intersection was previously one-way stop controlled, with a stop sign on Kaska Road. Based on concerns raised by businesses and residents who use this intersection, a recent traffic volume and delay study was undertaken and indicated that a three-way stop control at this location is warranted based upon nationally accepted best practices in transportation engineering.
Should you have any questions or concerns about traffic issues, please use the County Connect system.
Flashing beacon pilot project
Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFB) are solar powered pedestrian crossings LED lights that display intermittent rapid flashes when activated by a pedestrian.
The County has been installing flashing beacons at various high profile pedestrian crossing locations throughout Sherwood Park as an elevated level of traffic safety. The purpose of installing flashing beacons is to improve pedestrian safety and driver compliance at key marked crosswalks. Traffic safety for vulnerable road users is a priority for Strathcona County.
Transportation Planning and Engineering is monitoring existing locations and will consider new installations based upon an approved set of engineering warrant criteria.
Shark's teeth yield lines
Strathcona County is introducing shark’s teeth yield lines in our community at the crosswalk on Sherwood Drive, adjacent to Salisbury Composite High School. If they improve pedestrian safety, they will be implemented in other locations.