Report suggests city traffic control excellent

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. completed a report in January and concluded that the traffic control in Williams Lake is excellent.

  • Jul. 8, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Council recently received a traffic control review report dated January 2013 by McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. and authorized staff to make the necessary changes to both traffic signage and line markings as recommended in the report.

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. completed their report in January this year and concluded that, in general, the traffic control in Williams Lake is excellent.

Signage is logical and typically in good condition, centre line markings follow a clear strategy related to road hierarchy and traffic signals are well timed and maintained.

The report further noted that more than 350 issues were recorded during the field visit in early November 2012.

These ranged from minor suggestions and curiosities to more significant concerns. City staff have reviewed the traffic control document and feel that all of these recommended changes can be achieved during 2013.