New stop sign ahead

New stop sign ahead

By Kris Dube, Special to the Fort Erie Times

The Ridgeway-Thunder Bay neighbourhood of Fort Erie is getting a new three-way stop following a decision made by council on Monday night.

During the infrastructure services portion of this week’s council-in-committee meeting, local politicians approved the staff recommendation to install a new traffic sign at the intersection of Bernard Avenue and Thunder Bay Road. Additional 50km/h signs will also be erected east of Bernard Avenue on Thunder Bay Road, recommendations made in a traffic study conducted prior to council’s recent decision.

Council also decided the one-way stretch of Courtwright Street between Central Avenue and Klauck Street will open to traffic headed in both directions. With the recent completion of the Central Avenue bridge, town staff says opening Courtwright to two lanes is the right decision because “motorists accessing and departing from the bridge will now have sufficient lane widths and sightlines to do so safely,” according to the report approved on Monday night.

Pending an official approval through the 2017 budget, the change will create a solid yellow line down the middle of the road as well as lines for parallel parking.

Source: St. Catharines Standard