LETHBRIDGE - City administration have been tasked with looking at ways to inform drivers
of changing road conditions on Whoop-Up Drive.
The area seems to be a continual
problem for traffic accidents and City Council would like to hear about ways to
both adjust speed limits if necessary and notify drivers of current
Councillor Ryan Parker believes digital signs could be installed, similar to
those seen on Deerfoot Trail in Calgary. He says "anytime you can slow people
down when roads are getting icy, it saves people time, it saves people's lives,
it makes people drive more carefully, so it's instant information given to
drivers and I think that's the key."
Parker also feels installing signs would not cost too much, saying "with the
advancements in technology, with the use of solar power, external batteries, you
don't need to be routing in big hard electrical lines for these types of
signage, so I can see something like this being done in a very feasible
Administration will report back to City Council by January 20th.