We are fortunate to have Canada’s largest tech park, the Kanata North Technology Park, right at our doorstep. However, successful businesses and job growth result in increased traffic and congestion, especially during morning and afternoon rush hour. Having talked to businesses, commuters and residents about the traffic concerns along March Road, my team and I have been working with the city to find solutions to ease this daily congestion.
A thorough traffic study was undertaken, collecting data, and new signal timing plans were developed, using computer software simulation. After running many tests and fine-tuning the system, updates to signal timing on March between Campeau & Maxwell Bridge and Terry Fox between March & Old Second Line have been implemented.
City staff will continue to monitor conditions via traffic cameras and staff field checks to further adjust signal timing if necessary. Early results are showing a decrease in delays, which means that vehicles are travelling more efficiently.
My team and I will continue to work with residents to further improve traffic flow and safety on our roads. Should you have any questions, feedback or concerns, please reach out anytime at Jenna.Sudds@ottawa.ca