April 7, 2004

Traffic Signal upgrade statistics

NEWMARKET In 2003, a review was conducted on 27 arterial roads in York Region to establish whether changes to traffic signals could reduce delays. These are the results after changes to the signals:
 

 

Regional Road

From

To

No. of signals

Decrease in delay

16th Avenue

Berwick Avenue

Mural/Vogel

8

2%

Bathurst Street

Teefy Avenue

Elgin Mills Road

8

16%

Bathurst Street

Townsgate Dr./Cordoba

Highway 7 ramp

10

8%

Bathurst Street*

Teefy Avenue

Elgin Mills Road

8

52%

Bayview Ave.

Willowbrook Avenue

Springbrook Dr.

10

0%

Centre Street

Bathurst Street

Highway 7

7

26%

Davis Drive

Eagle Street

Lorne Avenue

7

1%

Davis Drive

Highway 404

Main Street

11

2%

Elgin Mills Rd.

Yonge Street

Bayview Avenue

6

39%

Highway 7

Islington Avenue

Nova Star

7

10%

Highway 7

Nova Star

Jane Street

8

12%

Highway 7

Jane Street

Langstaff Road

7

26%

Highway 7

Rodick Road

Chalmers Road

13

10%

Highway 7

Warden Avenue

McCowan Road

10

22%

Highway 27

Rutherford Road

Hwy. 407 EB off ramp

10

36%

Kennedy Road

Clayton Drive

16th Avenue

16

17%

Leslie Street

Davis Drive

Green Lane

7

47%

McCowan Rd.

Elson Street

South Unionville

8

34%

McCowan Rd.

Highway 7

16th Avenue

6

9%

Pine Valley Dr.

Langstaff Road

Vinyl Court

8

45%

Rutherford Rd.

Highway 400 NB off ramp

Dufferin Street

12

15%

Wellington St.

Haida Drive

Bathurst Street

4

25%

Wellington St.

Magnas Drive

Yonge Street

5

15%

Yonge Street

Savage Road South

Green Lane

15

0%

Yonge Street **

Savage Road North

Davis Drive

8

3%

Yonge Street **

Davis Drive

Green Lane

7

20%

Yonge Street

Gamble Road/19th Ave.

Elgin Mills Road

5

4%

*A.M. Peak**Weekend

 

Yonge Street and Davis Drive forecast intersection delay breakdown:

 

A.M. peak

Off peak

P.M. peak

% difference

38%

30%

14%

-30-

Contact:           Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 ext. 1232- Email: michael.kemp@region.york.on.ca


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