The City of Terrace’s Public Works department is currently installing two new four-way stops at the intersections of Sparks Street and Halliwell Avenue, and Munroe Street and Lazelle Avenue.
The four-way stop configurations will be completed as soon as line painting crews are available, the city says. The work is expected to be complete within the first two weeks of September, weather permitting.
“This traffic pattern change will help improve safety for all road users at these intersections,” says Kate Lautens, city communications advisor in a press release.
The new four-way stops are meant to make these intersection safer from increased traffic resulting from expected population growth over the next decade. These intersection improvement priorities were outlined in the city’s 2017 Transportation Master Plan, and include the intersection of Sparks Street and Halliwell Avenue, a three-way stop that gave the right of way to traffic travelling northbound on Sparks.
Meanwhile, the Munroe Street and Lazelle Avenue intersection was a more recent addition to the list of intersections requiring safety upgrades. Sightlines on Lazelle Avenue can be poor when traffic is parked on Munroe, resulting in a few close calls in the past.