The Cost of Traffic Lights

Whenever there is an election, the main issue covered in the media is budgeting. How are these candidates going to budget transportation, education, health, etc.

Driving down Brock Rd in Pickering, I discovered something that is causing the city money without  serving a purpose.

In front of the Walmart plaza on Brock Rd there is a traffic light which serves no purpose. I have never seen it change from green. Pedestrians cannot cross to the other side of Brock rd.

A new signal installation costs between $80,000 and $160,000 per installation.The yearly maintenance cost is between $10,000 – $15,000 per installation.

The City of Pickering could be saving up to $15,000 per year if they removed this traffic light.

Have you spotted a traffic light that doesn’t seem to serve a purpose?


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