On one stretch of road in one North Toronto neighbourhood, the hazard signal used to let drivers know where to turn has been painted onto another street, turning traffic into a trap for confused drivers.
Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says the obvious safety hazard will be addressed quickly, but doesn’t rule out the possibility that paint orders weren’t properly directed.
According to CP24, a CP24 producer stopped to ask nearby residents about the new markings, which they call “dangerous.” Neighbours say they worry about drivers not noticing the hazard warning and about back-up accidents resulting from motorists slamming on their brakes.
The problem-plagued stretch of road, which was barricaded shortly after dawn on Wednesday and has remained so ever since, is located at Exeter Street and King William Avenue. The affected stretch of road runs alongside Exeter Street, a highway that residents say has multiple high-speed crashes a day.
The road’s owner, Avenue Properties, says it’s been a problem spot for years.