Changes to Timing on Traffic Lights

Public Notified of Changes to Timing on Traffic Lights
Posted on 04/08/2019
The City of Charlottetown will be carrying out a traffic light operations pilot project on main commuter streets during the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow for smoother flow during low volume traffic times.

Following a review completed by the Public Works Department, traffic lights in specific sections of the City will be changed from the rotating signals to flashing mode during overnight hours. Flashing mode is where traffic signals flash amber or red, depending on travel direction. This will improve traffic flow on the main streets throughout the city during the slower times in the late evening and early mornings. The public is reminded that flashing amber is to be treated as a yield and flashing red as a stop sign.

Beginning on Monday, April 15, flashing mode will be implemented at the following intersections from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for a three month trial (April – June):
• North River Road and Nassau Street;
• North River Road and Belvedere Avenue;
• North River Road and Beach Grove Road;
• North River Road and Buchannan Drive;
• Capital Drive and Sandstone Road;
• University Avenue and Charlottetown Mall;
• University Avenue and Enman Crescent; and,
• University Avenue and Nassau Street.

Charlottetown Police Services will monitor these intersections to ensure motorists are adhering to the flashing traffic signals. The Public Works Department will monitor results and bring the information to Council following the completion of the trial.

For more information, contact Public Works at 902-894-5208.