COVID-19: City of Winnipeg response and latest updates on City facilities and services COVID-19 : Mesures prises par la Ville de Winnipeg et dernières nouvelles sur les installations et services municipaux

Our City, Our Stories

Amber traffic light

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.


Public Engagement Opportunities

Recent News