Construction has begun on new Pedestrian Crossover at Hamilton Drain Trail Crossing
Please take notice that construction has begun on the installation of a pedestrian crossover on Hurontario Street at the Hamilton Drain Trail Crossing, which is south of Stanley Street.
Footings, supports, and electrical wiring have been installed in August. However, the timeline on this 2019 project has unfortunately been delayed due to a difficulty our contracted builder is experiencing with a back-order on some crucial crossover parts. This pedestrian crossover project will be completed early this Fall.
Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Commuters are encouraged to continue to use safe road-crossing behavior while crossing Town streets. Please obey signage during periods of construction this Summer and Fall. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Crossovers are a way for pedestrians to easily and safely cross the road. By law, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield to pedestrians intending to cross the road, and wait for them to completely reach the other side before driving. This new crossover will have a button pedestrians can push to activate flashing lights.
This new crossover will also tie the trail system together on the Hamilton Drain Trail.
Drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians should pay extra attention while getting familiar with this new crossover.
- Make sure drivers or cyclists have enough time to stop before you begin to cross.
- Make it clear that you want to cross.
- Press the push button to activate the flashing lights.
- Make sure the driver or cyclist sees you before you begin to cross.
- Cross when traffic has come to a complete stop and you feel it is safe.
Drivers and Cyclists
- Watch for pedestrians who would like to cross the road.
- Stop for pedestrians at the marked yield bar.
- Allow the pedestrian to cross the entire width of the road before driving.
- Do not pass any other vehicle within 30 metres before a pedestrian crossover.
Stay tuned to www.collingwood.ca, as well as Town of Collingwood social media channels, for construction updates and safety reminders about this new pedestrian crossover.