60 intersections are becoming safer for pedestrians.
 
Strathcona County is removing the two-way flashing signals, which can lead to some dangerous situations.
 
"The flashing signals do not permit the pedestrian signal to be activated, pedestrians have to navigate that on their own," explained Ryan Anders, manager of Planning, Engineering and Safety for the county. "Without the flash in place, the pedestrian signal will be activated."
 
Drivers may also have a hard time seeing pedestrians.
 
Currently, the flashing lights run from 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.. Now, on main corridors in Sherwood Park, Baseline Road, Wye Road, Sherwood Drive, Clover Bar Road and Broadmoor Boulevard, lights will remain green until there is demand from a side street.
 
"[The lights] will be operating in a free mode; resting on green on the main corridor and activated when someone comes on the side street or a pedestrian activates the signal."
 
Strathcona County is aiming to have the work complete by the end of the month (August 2017).

 

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