City plans to soon optimize stoplights on Hillside Drive

Hillside Dr. signals changing

The City of Kamloops will be working in the near future to optimize stoplight timing on Hillside Drive.

In a news release, the city said the work would take place this fall, as the last traffic signal optimization in the area took place in 2015.

“Signal timing at five signalized intersections from the Pacific Way/Hillside Drive intersection to the Walmart mall access will be updated to reflect more recent traffic patterns,” said the city statement.

According to the city, staff used computer modelling that factored in traffic counts taken by specialized traffic cameras to produce the signal timing adjustments.

The city said retiming may require minor adjustments once in place.

“Motorists are advised they may experience some congestion on their daily route while these adjustments are worked out,” the city said.

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