April 16, 2024

TRAFFIC. As introduced on the finish of the summer time, the Metropolis of Drummondville changed the one-way system on Fradet and Daniel streets with numerous different measures, at all times with the purpose of decreasing pace and site visitors circulate.

The largest modifications are the introduction of prolonged pace bumps and stops in all instructions, in addition to decreasing the pace to 40 km/h within the neighborhood. Moreover, an indication on the intersection of Fradet Avenue and Des Chutes Boulevard alerts drivers to the brand new pace restrict and sends a transparent message with a humorous twist. It says: “Distracted, in a rush, confused? Watch out on public roads. Calm the rabbit in you!”

A number of different changes had been made, resembling putting in quickly flashing rectangular lights and rearranging street markings at sure intersections. Lastly, as promised, police surveillance will likely be elevated.

The purpose, as you already know, is to cut back the circulate of site visitors on native roads, thus encouraging motorists to make use of the collector roads, Mercure and Des Chutes boulevards, in a pure means.

In 2019, about sixty residents of Rue Fradet, involved about their security, known as on town to search out options to cut back site visitors circulate. After conducting a site visitors research, town carried out the one-way road pilot mission, which triggered discontent amongst many residents within the space. They believed town was on the mistaken monitor, though they noticed a number of issues of safety within the space. They banded collectively to demand a special answer. A petition was even began on the finish of July this 12 months. Particularly, 75% of business respondents had been towards organising a pilot mission. Attributable to an absence of assist from affected residents, the Metropolis of Drummondville has determined to not prolong the mission in its present type and to implement the measures at present in place.

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