In the past 5 years, there have been 113 crashes at that location, including one fatal accident. The report, conducted by OPUS International and ICBC, shows four safety issues at the intersection, including a significant lineup during the afternoon, as well as a high number of northbound left turning vehicles on 96 Street.
Recommendations for improving the location include reviewing the timing of the signals, including an advance left-turn signal for northbound traffic and a possible separate right turn lane westbound on 93 Ave. The total cost of the proposed improvements is estimated to be $155,000. ICBC rates the annual average cost of crashes at the intersection at $1.2 million.
Other top rated intersections for safety improvements include 93 St. and 100 Ave., 98 St. and 100 Ave., Alaska Highway and 100 Ave., 98 St. and 112 St., and 100 St. and 96 Ave. The estimated cost for safety investments at all of the corners is $369,500 to $429,500.
At Monday’s city council meeting, council voted to consider allocation of fund to improve some of these intersection improvements during the budget deliberation process. Any work at the highway has to be approved and done by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, not the City.
The report was compiled looking at ICBC’s crash history for the City over the past five years, as well as claim costs.
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