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Level of Service at Three
Business Intersections

Level of service at three business intersections is one of three key performance indicators relating to the Improving the Ability to Get Around priority, one of five priorities outlined in City Council's 2018–2022 Strategic Plan.

Why this Measure Matters

Improved service levels at major intersections within Barrie demonstrates improved traffic flows along road networks and connections.

Level of service (LOS) is used in the transportation industry as a qualitative measurement to describe the conditions of traffic flow. The measurement is based on a combination of service measures such as travel speed, travel time, freedom to maneuver, traffic delay, driving comfortability, lane configurations, and roadway conditions.

There are six levels of service that are represented through letters A to F, with A representing the best operating conditions and F the worst. A level of service E is the industry goal for intersections during periods of heavy traffic flows within urban areas.

2020 Performance: Level of Service of E or Better

​Level of Service (LOS) during the busiest peaks of the day, evening rush hour
Intersection20192020
Mapleview Drive and Hwy 400E or better ​E or better
Livingstone Street and Bayfield StreetE or better ​E or better
Essa Road and Lakeshore DriveE or better ​E or better
Source: Traffic Services branch of the Operations department.

2020 Activities

Staff rolled out the new centralized traffic system in Q4 and have started adding the major intersections online.  Covid19 lockdowns have had impacts to traffic numbers across the City with vehicle volume reductions of 10–20% and collisions were down approximately 25%.

Planned 2021 Activities
Last Updated: May 2021

Continue to bring online the outstanding intersections and prepare analytic reporting tools to monitor the daily operation along the major corridors. Signal modifications are planned for Mapleview Drive and Costco/Park Place to add an additional right turn signal to allow for more capacity exiting Park Place and improving intersection operations.

Previous Years' Activities

2019  

2019 Performance: Level of Service of E or Better

2019 Activities

Updated turning movement counts along with historical signal timings and any current  traffic concerns are used to analyze the traffic operations of the corridors to identify areas for signal timing improvements to improve travel speed, travel time, freedom to maneuver, traffic delay, driving comfortability, lane configurations, and roadway conditions.

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