No more left turns onto Glover from 216 Street
Safety concerns have prompted the Township to prohibit left turns from 216 Street onto northbound Glover Road.
The change is due to come into effect on Tuesday, June 12 when Township crews install the signs. Crews have already paved and painted lines to denote the change.
As well, 25 metres of shoulder width will be added to Glover Road south from 216 Street to accommodate right-turning vehicles.
The junction of 216 Street and Glover Road lies north of the main intersection of 216 Street/Crush Crescent/Glover Road, which is controlled by a traffic signal.
That intersection is not affected by the change.
Paul Cordeiro, the Township’s manager of transportation engineering, said that the change was prompted by concerns from Transport Canada over vehicles backing up over the railway line that run parallel to Glover Road.
Transport Canada relayed those concerns to both the Township and the Ministry of Transportation, he said.
There is very little distance between the tracks and the road.
According to Transport Canada, with the volume of traffic on Glover Road, there is little opportunity for a vehicle to get off the track when a train approaches.
Cordeiro stressed that left turn movements from Glover Road to 216 Street are not affected.