Lloydminster has awarded a contract to install traffic signal lights where the entranceways to Best Buy and Sobeys meet 75 avenue, just south of 44 street (Highway 16), to Can-Traffic Services Ltd. of Sherwood Park, Alta.

City council voted to approved the move as part of the 75 Avenue Traffic Signal Install Project in the amount of $304,613.00, excluding GST. Council also approved a contingency allowance of 10 per cent in the amount of $30,461.30, excluding GST. Mayor Gerald Aalbers is pleased with the move to help ensure safety throughout the Border City.

“Public safety, regardless of mode of transportation, is paramount,” says Aalbers. “Residents have expressed their safety concerns to council and administration through the various public engagement opportunities afforded to them, and we want to thank them for bringing this forward.”

The new traffic signals will be capable of interfacing with the Econolite Canada Inc. – Centracs Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) being deployed along 44 Street (Highway 16), which was also discussed at Monday’s council meeting. The project is slated to begin in September and is expected to be completed by November 30, weather permitting.