The black giftwrap was removed and the traffic lights at Huntmar and Maple Grove were (finally) activated today.
Let there be LIGHTS! Huntmar and Maple Grove Traffic lights are up and working! pic.twitter.com/Ihporxit6C
— Shad Qadri (@ShadQadri) August 13, 2015
Councillor Shad Qadri was on hand along with staff from the city’s traffic department, and the lights were activated shortly after the morning commute.
Previously, traffic volume coupled with the inability of many drivers to properly navigate a four-way stop made for a very frustrating and dangerous situation for drivers and pedestrians.
Funding for the lights was included in this year’s city budget. The signals are considered a temporary solution until Huntmar is eventually widened a few years from now.
Within a few hours of the lights being activated, drivers were already complaining on social media about the lack of an advance left-turn green signal.
— james beesterwack (@JBeesterwack) August 13, 2015