New traffic controls at busy Capilano Reserve intersection
West Vancouver police and the Integrated First Nations Unit are warning drivers about new traffic controls on the Squamish Nation Capilano Reserve.
New pedestrian crossings, improved lighting and a fully signalized intersection at Welch Street and Capilano Road are part of the Welch Street upgrades now in operation as part of the larger Welch Street Improvements project.
That project includes a new shared-use path for pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters and people with wheeled mobility aids.
Drivers are reminded that while the upgrades should improve overall traffic and pedestrian safety, the Capilano Little Ones preschool is right next door to the Capilano Road and Welch Street intersection.
The intersection is subject to school-zone speed enforcement with a 30 km/h speed limit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
West Van police and the IFNU will target this area in the coming weeks to ensure compliance with the new traffic laws.