Part 7: Transit Priority Measures

TPM Location Description
1 Macdonald Bridge @ Wyse Road (WB) This TPM would reallocate the rightmost toll lane (currently a MacPass Lane for the westbound approach to the Macdonald Bridge) for the exclusive use of transit vehicles. This option builds on the success of the transit only northbound left turn lane from Wyse Road to the Macdonald Bridge and reduces the merging requirements for transit vehicles.
2 Windmill Road @ Victoria Road (NB) This TPM involves road widening for the northbound direction on Windmill Road, north of the intersection with Victoria Road. An exemption is required to permit transit vehicles to use the existing northbound right turn lane on Victoria Road (into the Ford Dealership driveway) and proceed through into the newly created lane.
3 Windmill Road @ Seapoint Road (SB) This TPM involves road widening for the southbound direction on Windmill Road, between the intersections at Seapoint Road and Bancroft Lane. An exemption from regulation is required to permit transit vehicles to use the existing southbound right turn lane on Windmill Road at Seapoint Road and proceed through into the newly created lane. Transit vehicles would continue to be exempt from the requirement to turn right onto Bancroft Lane.
4 Portland Street @ Woodlawn Road (WB) This TPM involves an extension of the existing transit lane to enable access to the lane by transit vehicles from further back in the queue. No change to existing signal timings is required.
5 Barrington Street @ Macdonald Bridge Ramp (NB) This TPM involves relocating the transit stop and restriping the northbound lanes to restrict the curb lane to right-turning traffic (only traffic proceeding to the bridge). Additional lane configuration changes can be made at the intersection of Barrington Street and North Street; however these additional lane use changes are not necessary to implement this TPM.
6 Windmill Road @ Akerley Boulevard (SB) This TPM involves the installation of physical separation to eliminate conflicts between southbound through transit vehicles on Windmill Road and left turning vehicles from Akerley Boulevard onto Windmill Road. This then allows for southbound transit vehicles to experience free flow at the traffic signals except when there is a pedestrian crossing Windmill Road.
7 Robie Street @ Almon Street (SB) This TPM involves an exemption from regulation to permit southbound transit vehicles to proceed straight through the intersection from the curb lane on Robie Street at Almon Street. As there is currently no receiving lane, a transit only phase is also required to accommodate this transit movement.
8 Main Street @ Hartlen Street (NB) This TPM involves an exemption from regulation to permit northbound transit vehicles to turn left onto Main Street from the curb lane on Hartlen Street. As there is already a second receiving lane for the left-turn movement, a transit only phase is not required to accommodate this TPM.
9 Chebucto Road @ Connaught Avenue (EB) This TPM involves an exemption from regulation to permit eastbound transit vehicles to proceed through from the curb lane on Chebucto Road at Connaught Avenue. As part of this TPM, the size of the existing channelized island will be reduced and an additional receiving lane will be created to accommodate this movement. With the additional receiving lane, a transit only phase is not required
10 Mumford Road @ Chebucto Road (SB) This TPM involves restriping the lanes on Mumford Road at the intersection with Chebucto Road to provide a third (transit only) left turn lane from Mumford Road onto Chebucto Road with the reduction to a single northbound lane on Mumford Road. A transit only phase is required to accommodate this TPM.
11 Cobequid Terminal @ Cobequid Road (SB) This TPM involves installing a protected/permitted phase for westbound left turning vehicles (vehicles leaving the Cobequid T erminal and turning left onto Cobequid Road). No lane modifications are required and no exclusive transit phase is required.