Region adding all-way stop to downtown Cannington

The Region is getting ready to convert the intersection of Cameron and Laidlaw streets in Cannington to an all-way stop.

The work is slated for June 29, though unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.

“This enhancement will improve pedestrian safety by providing a controlled crossing and improve safety for drivers exiting from Laidlaw Street,” reads a media release.

The new all-way stop will require all drivers in each direction to stop their vehicle and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and any traffic in or approaching the intersection before entering the intersection.”

The intersection will also be improved with ladder markings – striped pavement markings painted within pedestrian crosswalks – to increase driver awareness and visibility of pedestrians crossing.

“Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to exercise additional caution for everyone’s safety,” the media release reads.

“This initiative is in support of Durham Vision Zero, a long-term, multi-agency strategy to create safer roads across the region.”


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