Motorists commuting to Edmonton may have noticed new traffic lights at the intersection of Hwy. 15 and 18 St.
The traffic lights have been operational since September on the outskirts of Edmonton. The project was done by the City of Edmonton in conjunction with Alberta Transportation, at a cost of roughly $3.7 million.
“We reviewed the intersection because there’s a lot of increased traffic in the area and there is a lot of planned future development in the area as well,” said Alberta Transportation spokesperson Wayne Wood. “It was determined that lights and the addition of left turn lanes would improve the flow of traffic at that particular corner.”
It is a full controlled intersection, with stop lights in all four directions.
“The lights are activated by traffic on 18 St. So if there is no traffic on 18 St., the lights will stay green. When the detection is made there is traffic on 18 St., that’s when they will go into their cycle and allow traffic from 18 St. to cross or access Hwy. 15,” explained Wood.
In addition, an interchange is planned near that location, but at this time there is no timeline or funding for that project.

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