Lane reversal launches at Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail
Speed limit drops from 70 to 50 km/h, but delays should be cut by 30%, city says
Commuters on Memorial Drive will have to contend with a new lane reversal system at Edmonton Trail and Fourth Street N.E. starting Monday that the city says should trim traffic delays by 30 per cent.
From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays — excluding holidays — there will be two left turn lanes from westbound Memorial Drive, allowing drivers to head south onto the Langevin Bridge into the downtown core.
The rest of the time, there will be two left turn lanes from eastbound Memorial Drive, allowing drivers to head north on Edmonton Trail N.E.
The changes also include reducing the speed limit on Memorial Drive through the area from 70 to 50 km/h.
The city produced a YouTube video to explain the project and the changes.
New two-way separated bike lanes were also installed earlier this fall on Edmonton Trail from Memorial Drive to Second Avenue N.E. as well as the south side of First Avenue from Edmonton Trail to Fourth Street N.E.
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