As part of the City of Saint John’s commitment to improving service, new marking materials are being tested at a high-traffic intersection.
The tested materials are expected to last months to years longer than standard paint.
“Before considering proceeding with a larger roll out of the materials with a focus on crosswalks, we want to see how they perform in Saint John’s unique conditions,” explains Tim O’Reilly, manager of Pedestrian and Traffic Services. “We have also completed some independent research on different traffic markings’ performance, including a 1998 report in the Journal of Transportation Engineering titled ‘Evaluation of Traffic Markings in Cold Regions.’ “
This test is only part of the annual campaign to improve pedestrian safety in the City. Over the next two weeks, ending just as school starts for the year, City crews are out repainting crosswalks so they will be bright and clear for the students.
For more information on the materials being tested this year, visit saintjohn.ca. Look for Pedestrian and Traffic Services under Transportation. Or, call 658-4455 to speak to one of our customer service representatives.