The Engineering and Transportation Division manages traffic concerns for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. We have implemented the following policies because we are committed to casualty reduction and the safety of our roads.
All Way Stop Policy
In order for the Engineering and Transportation Division to undertake an All Way Stop Control Warrant Study at an intersection in the Municipality, the following must occur:
- A Standard Questionnaire form be circulated to the individual requesting the installation of an All Way Stop Control which includes:
- Information on both the positive and negative effects of the installation of All Way Stop Control
- Questions regarding the rationale for the request for an All Way Stop Control
- A Standard Petition must be circulated by the individual to the Owners and/or tenants of all dwelling units within a 120 metre (400 foot) radius of the intersection. This petition must include:
- A cover letter outlining the reason for the All Way Stop Request Petition
- Positive and negative effects of the installation of an All Way Stop Control
- At least sixty percent (60%) of the owners and/or tenants representing dwelling units within 120 metres (400 foot) radius must sign the petition in favour of an All Way Stop Control.
- Dwelling units abutting the approaches of the intersection must be included in the sixty percent (60%) in favour of an All Way Stop Control.
- An All Way Stop Control Warrant Study be undertaken which includes a traffic study with the data collected applied to the All Way Stop Control Warrants found in the Ontario Traffic Manual, Book 5 (Regulatory Signs).
- A Report to Council with recommendations based on the findings of the All Way Stop Control Warrant Study.
Traffic Calming Policy
Our Engineering and Transportation Division is currently working with a consultant to develop a traffic calming policy for the Municipality.
Transportation Master Plan
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent was established on January 1, 1998 as a political amalgamation of 23 communities covering an area of 2,494 square kilometres. Situated along Highway 401, Chatham-Kent is a major through fare between Canada and the US. This unique position allows for an Economic Development Strategy that permits future growth.
The development of a Transportation Master Plan for Chatham-Kent is a valuable tool in determining a strategic direction for the transportation system within the Municipality.
The Transportation Master Plan seeks to identify the future transportation needs for an integrated network of municipal roads, provincial highways, public transit, and active transportation. This network must provide safe, affordable, efficient, and effective transportation for people and goods.
The final report is a large document and is available for view in sections (see downloads). This document is also available at Municipal Centres and Chatham-Kent Libraries. We hope that residents will be interested in this document for now and for the future of Chatham-Kent.