City of Kamloops says new traffic signal to be activated at Summit Drive and Hwy 1 on-ramp

New traffic signal coming

The City of Kamloops says a new traffic signal will soon be activated along Summit Drive, with unique crosswalks at the intersection to help connect parts of the Summit multi-use path.

The new traffic signal will be located at the intersection of Summit Drive and the Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp just north of Springhill Drive.

“The new signal will enhance the safety and capacity of the existing uncontrolled intersection as part of the $2.5 million, grant-funded Summit Multi-Use Pathway Project,” said a news release from the City of Kamloops.

The new traffic signal will provide a left-turn arrow to vehicles intending to travel east on Highway 1 as they make the southbound turn from Summit to the highway on-ramp.

The city said the intersection will also have two crosswalks at the on-ramp entrance for cyclists and pedestrians.

One crossing will be controlled by a multi-use pathway crosswalk sign, while the other will be controlled with pedestrian crossing signals.

The city said these crosswalks — along with those located at Summit and Springhill Drive and Summit at Notre Dame Drive — will be the first in Kamloops where pedestrians and cyclists will cross through a signalized intersection together.

The shared crosswalks will be identified using special pavement markings.

The city said signal operation and timing might require some fine-tuning, and warned that cyclists, pedestrians and motorists may experience some congestion as these adjustments are made.

According to the City of Kamloops, road users can find multi-use pathway etiquette online, through the city’s active transportation page.

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