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City Installs Two Pedestrian Countdown Signals

April 23, 2013 11:41 AM | News


Portage Avenue - Smith Street Traffic Light

One of the new pedestrian countdown signals at Portage Avenue and Smith Street (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

The City of Winnipeg has installed two new pedestrian countdown signals at two busy intersections.

Following a pilot project last summer, the city has the signals up at all four crosswalks at Osborne Street at River Avenue, and Portage Avenue at Smith Street.

The signals provide a numeric countdown display mounted below the existing pedestrian signal that indicates the number of seconds remaining for a pedestrian to complete the crossing.

Installation costs approximately $10,000 per intersection.

— Staff