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Amber lights duration changed at 110 high speed intersections

Advanced technology allows more precise calculations

September 16, 2020

If you are driving around Winnipeg, you may notice a slight change. Our Traffic Signals Branch recently changed length of the amber lights at 110 signalized intersections on high speed routes.

They used to be a uniform 4.0 seconds, but using advanced technology at our Transportation Management Centre, the duration has been more precisely calculated based on the speed limit and slope of the roadway.

For a typical intersection on flat roadway with a 70 km/hr speed limit, the amber light increased from 4.0 seconds to 4.3 seconds. On roadways with 80 km/h speed limits, the duration increased to 4.7 seconds.

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