Thompson Temporary Median and Traffic Circle

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Project Status/Updates

Status: Ongoing.

Updates

  • August 11, 2021 - Project website, project status, and FAQ updated. 
  • August 5, 2021 - Temporary median and traffic circle installed.
  • July 27, 2021 - Project website updated.

Overview

The City of Whitehorse is developing a tempory median and traffic circle along Thompson Road in Granger neighbourhood. The temporary median and traffic circle is being devleoped using temporary traffic calming curbs which are a low cost solution to experiment with different traffic solutions. The temporary median and traffic circle are intended to improve road safety for all users, particularly reducing road safety risks associated with illegal southbound U-turning vehicles at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road.

The proposed changes include but are not limited to:

  • Road safety for all road users including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, drivers, goods movement, and emergency response.

The proposed works include but are not limited to:

  • Pavement markings
  • Signage
  • Traffic calming curbs

Project Timeline

July 2021 Line painting
July 2021 Install traffic calming curbs
Fall 2021 Monitoring and evaluation

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Related Initiatives

Hamilton Boulevard

Contact

Project Manager
Stefan Baer, E.I.T.
Transportation Engineer-in-Training | Engineering Services | City of Whitehorse
+1 (867) 689 4776 | email

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Why is the median and traffic circle designed the way it is?

  • How will the City study, monitor, and evaluate the project?

  • What is the difference between a traffic circle and a roundabout?

  • What is the purpose of this project?

  • Why did the City not put in a roundabout at Hamilton Boulevard and Thompson Road right away?