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Coordinate the signal timing at the intersections at 400 and Essa road to allow better traffic flow especially at rush hour

The signal timing at the intersections on Essa road, especially near the Highway 400 on/off ramps, needs to be reviewed. Traffic flow is significantly affected, while it flows easily through the rest of the Essa corridor.

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    Laura Flynn-Northcote shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    inactive  ·  AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) responded  · 

    This suggestion has not received significant activity in over a year, and is now classified as inactive. The inactive status helps keep all idea statuses as clear and timely as possible, and allows for votes to automatically be returned to users. Full information about the meaning of statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

    Traffic signals are timed to move the maximum number of vehicles through an intersection and along a corridor in the safest and most efficient manner, and Traffic staff monitor daily. Just recently, signal timing changes were made here as the hwy 400 northbound off ramp light had been damaged due to the recent wind storm. Traffic Services continues to monitor this and other areas. www.barrie.ca/traffic

    The Harvie Rd / Big Bay Point Rd / Highway 400 Crossing design project is underway, which will connect Harvie Rd to Big Bay Point Rd and should help ease some congestion. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019. See the latest update and full details: http://bit.ly/2quswNx

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Mat: instead of the city being high and mighty, why don't they time it with the MTO lights?

      • Mat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The city has already paid for a survey and you'd like them to pay again for another or did you have specific ideas on how to improve the system? I bet you could contact the traffic planning department and share your insights.

      • Trevor Ne. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Amen to this idea....essa is a parking lot and the lights are completly timed wrong at 400 essa overpass

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An awesome idea, problem is the MTO owns those lights and they do not cowardinate with Barrie (politics) which is why they are always out of sync

      • AdminCity of Barrie (Moderator, City of Barrie) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Traffic signals are timed to move the maximum number of vehicles through an intersection and along a corridor in the safest and most efficient manner. Many factors add to the difficulty of minimizing stop-and-go traffic in all directions: closely spaced signals; intersections where major streets cross; changes in traffic volume; traffic collisions; emergency vehicles; roadwork; and weather.

        Staff monitor all major roadways daily to minimize traffic delays and disruption, using traffic signal software, video, and GPS technology to continuously monitor signals and flow along Barrie's major arterial and collector routes. For more information, please visit www.barrie.ca/traffic.

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