What's the context?
We've provided data on our achievements in 2020. If you're looking for additional context on how much overall infrastructure we maintain, check out our overview infographics.
Our streetlight and traffic signal technicians build and upgrade traffic signal intersections, install street light poles, and quickly respond to traffic signal problems and street light outages. We strive to make this infrastructure as reliable and efficient as possible.
Accomplishments in 2020 included the following:
- Commissioned new intersections at Taylor Kidd Boulevard and Bexley Gate, John Counter Boulevard and Portsmouth Avenue, John Counter Boulevard at Via Rail, and Bayridge and Cedar Wood. This included supporting the City of Kingston initiative to expand John Counter Boulevard.
- Installed additional lights along the urban portion of the K&P Trail to increase visibility on the path.
- Supported the City of Kingston in its first all ages & abilities (AAA) intersection, at John Counter Boulevard and Leroy Grant Drive.
- Conducted yearly maintenance, including overhead signal inspection, conflict monitor testing, traffic signal cabinets and intersection inspection; in accordance with minimal maintenance standards for municipal highways.
- Tested new technology for bicycle detection at Leroy Grant Drive and John Counter Boulevard, in a pilot project with the City of Kingston.
Underground Cable Replacements Completed In-house
In 2020, our streetlight and traffic signals technicians replaced end-of-life faulting streetlight cable. Doing the work in-house helped us realize an operational savings, as the underground excavation was historically completed using external resources. Completed locations include Marley Street, Avenue Road and Court Street.