What are the advantages of having raised intersection treatments?

• Significant reduction in vehicle speeds at the treatment.

• Treatment spans the entire intersection (i.e. traffic is forced to slow on all 4 approaches) and highlights the presence of four-way intersections where extra driver caution is required.

• May discourage through traffic due to lower speeds and longer travel times.

• Likely to reduce the incidence and severity of intersection crashes.

• Manages potential impacts associated with traffic controls in Frederick Street and Welland Avenue.


What are the disadvantages of having raised intersections?

• May increase traffic noise at intersections associated with vehicles braking and accelerating.

• Increases travel time through the street (this may be regarded as a disadvantage by some locals).