A notoriously busy intersection in Saskatoon’s Exhibition neighbourhood will soon have traffic lights.
The four way stop at Lorne Avenue and Ruth Street is set to be replaced with a controlled intersection in late September.
The crossroads is known as a hectic intersection on a daily basis for drivers and pedestrians alike.
It’s a problem exacerbated by events at Prairieland Park, like the Ex of Folkfest.
Pedestrians crossing the street to get to the Ex on Wednesday afternoon were happy with the news.
“I’ve seen quite a bit of accidents over here cause people don’t know who’s going first,” said Lanie Duquette, who walked across with a friend and was nearly hit.
“I think the lights will probably be a lot better, keep traffic under control.”
Another pedestrian, Mitchell Meersman, said he’s witnessed cyclists being struck by cars in past years.
“I think it’s about time that they put traffic lights there because right now you can see that it’s all congested,” Meersman said.
The city said they’re waiting until after Folkfest to start construction, since the big summer events increase traffic in the area.
Once the festival wraps up, the traffic lights are expected to be up and running by Sept. 30.