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LETTER: New intersection design concern

Editor: The new intersection at Railway Avenue and Bow Valley Trail certainly looks much better after re-construction. However, I am confused as to how the vehicle drivers will be able to see what the near-side signals indicate. I have stopped at the

Editor: 

The new intersection at Railway Avenue and Bow Valley Trail certainly looks much better after re-construction.

However, I am confused as to how the vehicle drivers will be able to see what the near-side signals indicate. I have stopped at the new intersection since the overhead traffic signal lights have been placed. The lights are not yet functioning, temporary signals, positioned on the far side of the intersection, are currently used to signal drivers.

When the temporary traffic light signal is red, and you are waiting in the lead vehicle, you cannot see the overhead near-side traffic light unless your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof.

The driver, stopped at the line, cannot see the overhead traffic signal because it is truly positioned overhead. Maybe the second or third vehicle in line, waiting for the signal to change, can see it, but I think it is going to be a problem.

I am puzzled as to how these new traffic signals are going to be functional.

David Belitsky,

Canmore