Green light for Harold Street traffic study

Posted on: October 26, 2016

By Chris Must

Smiths Falls town council gave the green light Oct. 3 to a study to look into ways of slowing down traffic on Harold Street.

The town’s public works department recently completed a two-week study of traffic on the street following a number of complaints from residents about speeding drivers. “People use it as a shortcut,” Councillor Lorraine Allen told council at its regular Oct. 3 meeting. Recently constructed, Harold Street runs between Broadview Avenue and Ferrara Drive.

The “traffic calming review” will include a study of the road corridor, and there will be a public open house to gather input on the issue. Allen said the review may serve as a model for best practices in calming traffic in other parts of town.