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Traffic lights added on 40th Avenue

Traffic lights will be ready next week for a busy southside intersection that was creating safety hazards for drivers and pedestrians.

Drivers will be alerted to the new lights that will begin flashing at the intersection of Southbrook/Ironside Street and 40th Avenue. The flashing lights will continue until Thursday, when the lights become fully operational.

Earlier this year, council approved installing the lights, with money to come out of municipal reserves. The plan was to have them installed by next year.

Council was told the lights could be installed sooner, but it depended on when the materials would arrive.

Robert Schneider was among residents who wrote to city council, saying traffic lights were badly needed at the intersection.

“With the wait times reaching upwards of three to five minutes, it is very frustrating as well as dangerous to exit from Ironside as well as Sunnybrook,” he said earlier. “There have been some close calls and near incidents as well.”

 
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