Transportation committee looks at improvements to intersection at Scone

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BRUCE COUNTY – The county’s transportation and environmental services committee received the engineering report on the intersection of Bruce Road 10 and the Grey-Bruce Line at Scone.

Representatives from Bruce and Grey counties met in 2019 to discuss Grey County’s plans for the intersection, which were included in Grey’s 10-year plan. Both counties agreed that a traffic study would be carried out.

The study was conducted at the end of August, 2019 and the beginning of September, including a camera study to provide a safety analysis.

The study identified some key safety issues – right-of-way control, visibility, a large, paved intersection with poor delineation, and warning signs.

Proposed solutions included changing the road prioritization for the two-way stop, improving lane markings, and renewing and improving intersection signage. Changing the prioritization of the two-way stop was deemed not advisable due to road users being familiar with the current design.

Improvements to the lane markings and signage were done in the summer of 2020.

The report presented to the committee stated that a more comprehensive intersection improvement project will be needed within the next 10 years to address the long-term, higher-cost recommendations. This will likely be a joint project with Grey County.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times