The pedestrian crosswalk at Sturgeon River Road has been causing some concern and confusion, since it isn’t operating properly. Due to a lightning strike shortly after the installation was completed, there was damage to the controls that MTO has been unable to successfully repair.

There is currently no timeline for the arrival of the replacement parts, so the MTO will be disabling the signal by having them bagged until repairs can be carried out. In the meantime, motorists are reminded to watch for pedestrians crossing Highway 72 in the area, and pedestrians are reminded to be mindful of oncoming traffic any time they are crossing an uncontrolled intersection.

We will provide more information on the crossing as we receive it from the MTO.