The Town of Morinville is taking a unique approach to making streets safer.
Starting Wednesday (Oct.24), a seven-day conflict analysis study will be taking place at the 100 Avenue and Grandin Drive (East) intersection.
The study will look into the concerns of extra foot and vehicle traffic, due to schools and new businesses in the area.
“While the Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) has frequently discussed the issues at this location, unfortunately no solutions have been recognized at the internal or local level,” explained Sgt. William Norton, TAC Chair. “As such, the TAC decided that the intersection should be studied to determine if a common cause can be found and what safety measures can be taken.”
In order to complete the conflict analysis study, cameras must be placed at the intersection. The City of Edmonton and Alberta Transportation have used similar cameras to conduct traffic counts in recent years.
“The video analysis will allow us to understand the number of vehicles and pedestrians, while also looking at the size, turning movements and crossings, to be able to better determine why and where conflict may happen,” explained Norton.
The Traffic Advisory Committee expects a report of the findings back from Al-Terra Engineering by the end of November, 2018.