Parkdale crosswalk getting warning lights… eventually

By Gordon Lambie
Parkdale crosswalk getting warning lights… eventually
The crosswalk at College and Parkdale streets in Lennoxville as seen in the spring of 2022. (Photo : Gordon Lambie/Record Archives)

The crosswalk at the corner of College and Parkdale streets in Lennoxville will be one of a number throughout the City of Sherbrooke to get a new set of warning lights as a result of changes to the provincial transport ministry’s norms for pedestrian passageways.
Members of Lennoxville’s borough council were advised of the change at a public plenary session last week by Patrice Grondin, head of engineering with the city’s Urban Infrastructure division, and Sébastien Dubuc, project engineer for circulation.
In a multimedia presentation that can be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel, Grondin and Dubuc explained that the Ministry of Transport (MTQ) revised its norms regarding crosswalks in the summer of 2019, changing the rules regarding signage and implementing a new priority system for the installation of flashing warning lights. Municipalities were originally given until 2024 to make the necessary changes, although the city worker noted that the deadline has since been extended to 2026.
According to Grondin, many of the needed changes to regular signage have already been made, but the more complex installation of new lights has yet to be carried out in most places.
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