Once again, I’d like to thank everyone who has called, emailed or spoken directly with me regarding the situation at Craig Kielburger Secondary School. Some will have seen that since the opening of the school in September, there has been concerns for the safety of the students due to traffic, lack of traffic calming measures and garbage. Here is the most recent update.
As a result of many studies in the area surrounding CKSS at Ferguson and Louis St Laurent, staff will be moving forward with a recommendation to install traffic light at that intersection.
From Engineering Services
Please be advised that we have completed a number of traffic studies at this intersection related to the opening of Craig Kielburger Secondary School.
We completed a study for an all-way stop and the warrants weren’t fulfilled due to the low side street volume. The all-way stop warrant doesn’t take into consideration pedestrian volumes.
We did a study for an Intersection Pedestrian Signal (IPS) and warrants were fulfilled we also ran the warrants for a set of traffic control signals and warrants were also fulfilled.
As a result we will be installing a full set of traffic control signals at this intersection. We will be starting the design and begin ordering the required equipment within the next two weeks.
Once I have a schedule of when the construction will commence and an anticipated completion date I will advise everyone.
As soon as the date of installation is known to us, I will post it here.
This just leads me to ask people in the area to take caution, as they normally should in school zones, while driving along Louis St Laurent Ave towards the school. There has been and will continue to be a lot of water main construction going on and coupling that with increased traffic (both vehicles and pedestrian) it can lead to something we don’t want to deal with.
To address a number of concerns with reference to garbage along Louis St Laurent, that is also being addressed. You will notice a few garbage containers installed along the street to allow students and others to place their garbage in the receptacles instead of on the road or on people’s property. It’s also good to note this ISNT a location to dump your garbage if you missed the pickup. Staff will be monitoring the area to make sure they are emptied when full and the area is kept clean.
I have also been in contact with the principal of CKSS and the area school board trustee and they are informing students via announcements and other measures, to help keep the area clean when they’re walking on Louis St Laurent towards the Metro mall before, at lunch and after school.
Bus drop off locations are being looked at as well, so it limits the potential of traffic backup along LSL in the morning and in the afternoon. Drivers should be aware of this and Halton Police will also be monitoring the area for speeding, jaywalking and other infractions as well.
It’s a growing process. And right now we’re going through some growing pains. It helps when we all work together to make sure our students get to and from school safely.
If anyone has any concerns, please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or to give me a call.