City council has approved traffic lights for two notorious intersections.
Cathcart Boulevard at Indian Road and Cathcart at Murphy Road have seen numerous collisions, including one that killed ten-year-old Jillian Keck in 2013, and another in 2020 that left Sarnia resident Janette Riddell with a brain injury.
Despite two elementary schools in the immediate area, a 2012 traffic study found insufficient traffic numbers to warrant lights. And a follow-up study this summer reached the same conclusion.
Nevertheless, city staff recommended quick action because the two intersections “have been unique longstanding safety concerns,” a new report said.
Traffic lanes will be modified, and Dutch-style roundabouts investigated for the future.
The lights and lane reductions could cost $850,000, with a target date of next spring.