CAMPBELL RIVER, BC – The busy intersection at Highway 19A and St. Ann’s Road is getting a safety upgrade.

Work will start next Tuesday with construction lasting four weeks.

Campbell River’s Director of Operations Drew Hadfield says crews will install traffic lights and left turn arrows to the north and south-bound signals.

He adds the current lights were installed in 1991 and are due to be replaced.

The new left turn arrows will make turning safer from Pier Street to the city hall and from Shoppers Row turning left toward the ferry terminal.

Traffic personnel will be on site while construction goes on to direct drivers. The city will maintain two-lane traffic, but residents should expect temporary lane closures.

“People should expect minor traffic delays at this intersection during construction and if possible, should consider using an alternative route,” Hadfield said.

“Drivers are reminded to proceed with caution in the work area.”

Other improvements at the intersection include new traffic controller and box, bases and poles, street name signs, traffic signal heads, LED luminaires, accessible pedestrian system, pedestrian countdown timers, and an emergency vehicle pre-emption system.