The project will upgrade the equipment related to traffic signals on Cavendish Blvd. between Mackle Rd. and Merton Rd. This includes signal heads (traffic lights), vehicle detection cameras, controllers, electrical cables, underground conduits, crosswalk buttons and pedestrian signal heads.
Schedule of work
August 19 to September 20, 2019
Features and benefits
- Replacement of in-ground traffic detectors at left-turning lanes with camera-based traffic detectors. The new camera-based traffic detectors installed high above the intersection can see whether one vehicle or more are waiting to turn left. If no vehicles are waiting, the left-turn signal will not activate, which reduces wait time for other vehicles or pedestrians.
- Update of aging electrical equipment including traffic signal heads, controller cabinets, electrical cables, and underground conduits. The new equipment will be less prone to intermittent failure.
- Increase in the number of seconds at countdown clock times for pedestrians
- Replacement of crosswalk buttons and pedestrian signal heads.
- Replacement of several traffic light poles and bases including at the intersection with Merton Rd. The pole will also be replaced at the corner of Sunnybrooke/Côte Saint-Luc Rd.
- Better synchronization and programming for vehicles travelling on Cavendish, although due crosswalk buttons and large volume of traffic from some of the side streets, it is not possible to program a constant green light for vehicles travelling from Mackle Rd. to Merton Rd.
During the work on traffic signals near sidewalk, one lane will be closed to traffic. During work in the median, one lane in both directions will be closed to traffic.
Cost: $907,913.00 plus applicable taxes
Financing: $77,770.00 of the described expenses shall be financed from the loan By-law 2500 and $523,425.00 shall be financed from the loan By-law 2523 respectively, previously approved by the MAMH; $352,000.00 of the described expenses shall be covered from the cumulative surplus.
Awarding of contract
Contract awarded on May 13, 2019, to Systèmes Urbains Inc.