Public Notice: Delivering Safer Streets in Corner Brook: Right Turn Only – O’Connell Drive

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE

Effective Monday, September 18, 2017, the City of Corner Brook will enact a “Right Turn Only” at:

  • the intersection of Union Street and O’Connell Drive
  • the private roadway turning out of the Salvation Army Temple parking lot onto O’Connell Drive

A City review of accident statistics for the intersection of O’Connell Drive and Union Street has identified that a number of accidents are occurring involving drivers attempting to complete a left hand turn while exiting Union Street onto O’Connell Drive. The City of Corner Brook and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) have identified that the four lanes of traffic at this intersection where drivers must judge time and distance appears problematic and has resulted in damage and injury.

The City of Corner Brook has adopted the RNC recommendations concerning Union Street intersection and will install a “Right Turn Only” sign, to mitigate the safety concerns thereby preventing this vehicular maneuver from occurring. As the opposite side of this intersection presents a similar traffic situation, “Right Turn Only” signage will be posted at the exit of the Salvation Army Temple parking lot onto O’Connell Drive.

The City of Corner Brook and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary will monitor these intersections for a 12-month period to determine the effectiveness of this new traffic control in curbing traffic collisions at these intersections.

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INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bonita Decaire | Information Officer | City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662 | bdecaire@cornerbrook.com

 

September 12, 2017: Public Notice 11:30 a.m.