Traffic Signal Study

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is examining traffic efficiency and safety in key areas throughout the City. The review will evaluate several solutions including signal timing, implementing dynamic signaling protocols during peak hours, and removing traffic signals deemed redundant in specific areas. 
In a recent assessment of the City’s 78 signaled intersections, staff identified three primary areas for potential traffic signal removal: 
  • Queen Street East and Church Street

  • Albert Street and Elgin Street

  • Albert Street and Dennis Street

During the trial phase of this project, signals at these intersections will be covered and temporary stop signs will be installed at the minor roads.  This study period will enable the City to evaluate the impact on pedestrian and cyclist movement and traffic flow on surrounding side streets. Staff will then review the adjustments, considering safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.  
The City encourages community engagement throughout this process.

Public input into this traffic study will be collected for approximately three months. Ongoing evaluations may impact the length of the study. For more information, contact the City’s Engineering Department at 705-574-1016 or email

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