Two left turn signals being installed along Riddell

January 27, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

Two left turn signals are being added to the traffic lights of two intersections along Riddell Road before the month is up.

Construction is almost complete for the addition of advance left turn lights at Centennial Road/Spencer Avenue and Riddell Road/Alder Street.

“The traffic signals are to be fully energized and operational by the end of January 2022, providing the dedicated left turn movements at the two intersections,” said John Lackey, Orangeville’s Manager of Transportation and Development.

Last year Orangeville Council directed Town Staff to undertake the design and implement dedicated left turn signals at the two intersections. 

The addition of the left turn signals is being lauded by local resident, Keith McKibbon, who was T-boned at the intersection of Riddell and Centennial Road on Dec. 16, 2020. His car was written off and he was left using his walker 24/7 following the incident.

“My life flashed before my eyes,” said McKibbon, when reflecting back on the collision.

He told the Citizen he’d like to see left turn signals at all four intersections along Riddell, however this won’t be coming to fruition in the short term.

Lackey said no other advance turn signal upgrades are planned for Riddell Road at the present time.

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