Six of Toronto’s most congested intersections and sections of road are located on Sheppard Ave. and the city wants to do something about it.
A list is contained in a new Transportation Services report which proposes strategies to improve traffic operations across the city.
The report recommends improving traffic signal co-ordination at about 1,000 intersections over the next three years. This is expected to cost $7.4 million in 2013 and $10.9 million next year.
Traffic has increased steadily over the past 15 years. The volume of cars passing through the intersection of Bayview Ave. and Sheppard Ave. E. rose 37 per cent, while traffic through Markham Rd. and Progress Ave. has jumped 46 per cent.
The 10 most congested intersections were identified “based on traffic volumes, field observations, requests from the public to address congestion as well as staff knowledge of the most congested intersections and road networks,” the report states.
Toronto’s Worst Intersections
1 Bayview Ave. at Sheppard Ave. E.
2 Yonge St., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave.
3 York St., Front St. to Gardiner Expressway
4 Sheppard Ave. W. at Allen Rd.
5 Leslie St., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
6 Lake Shore Blvd., York St. to Bathurst St.
7 Kennedy Rd., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
8 Markham Rd., Highway 401 to Sheppard Ave. E.
9 Dufferin St. at Finch Ave. W.
10 Black Creek Dr. at Lawrence Ave. W.
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