Repairing a bent traffic light pole isn’t expected to cause major delays.
That’s what Perry Kelly, Public Works Manager, says about the damage done at the intersection of Hastings Street and Bridge Street during last week’s ice storm. A traffic light pole was bent after a tractor-trailer drove into the northeast corner pole, which Kelly says caused a “whip effect” with the overhead wires that bent the pole in the southeast corner.
The parts needed to make the repairs have been ordered. Kelly expects them to be here in two to three weeks.
Once they begin repairing the damage, Kelly doesn’t expect there to be major traffic delays. He says that since the work can be done to the side of the road, the intersection can be turned into a four-way stop or they could have an OPP officer on-hand to direct traffic.
The repairs shouldn’t take longer than a day and a half, Kelly says.
Crews worked last Friday morning and into the afternoon to make temporary fixes to the damage. Kelly says everything is in working order now.