City Hosts Open House to Seek Feedback on Upgrades to Major Downtown Intersections
The City of Duncan will host an open house to seek feedback on the upcoming reconstruction of the Ingram / Canada intersection, Duncan / Queens intersection, and Canada Avenue improvements and how the City will tackle these projects form a traffic routing perspective.
The open house will take place on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 200 Craig Street.
The Ingram / Canada Avenue intersection has been identified as needing improvements for traffic flow and pedestrian safety. This is a significant undertaking that will have an impact on traffic and parking in the downtown. The project is anticipated to take place from February to May of 2015.
The project includes:
- A new water main on Ingram Street, under the train tracks from Canada Avenue to Duncan Street
- A complete reconstruction of the Ingram / Canada Intersection, with left turn lanes, expanded pedestrian areas, and new traffic lights
- A significant renovation to the Duncan / Queens intersection, with a conversion to a four way stop
- A reversal of traffic flow in the Train Station parking lot (entering off of Canada Avenue and exiting on Ingram Street)
- A significant infrastructure upgrade to Canada Avenue with new water and sewer mains, improved sidewalks, and repaving
- The addition of some medians on Canada Avenue south of Ingram
- Some parking during reconstruction will be impacted, however there is minimal loss of parking once the project is complete
- Southbound traffic on Canada Avenue will be maintained throughout the project
- Bike lanes, curb flares, and wider sidewalks will be added throughout the project area
Subsequent to the open house, Council will be asked to consider the feedback received at its November 24, 2014 Council meeting and give direction to staff as to the parameters of the project.