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5 Avenue S.W. traffic operation

On October 15, 2015, 5 Avenue S.W. became a two-way street between 5 Street S.W. and the west-end of downtown at all times except from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays, not including statutory holidays.

To accommodate this operation, the following changes will be implemented:

  • Parking is now restricted on the north side of 5 Avenue, between 5 Street S.W. and 10 Street S.W., from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • At all other times, motorists parking on the north side of 5 Avenue S.W., between 5 Street S.W. and 10 Street S.W., are required to park facing westbound with the flow of traffic.

Motorists are requested to adhere to all posted signs.

Benefits of two-way traffic

The benefits of this two-way traffic operation on 5 Avenue include:

  • Optimized use of existing transportation infrastructure. 
  • Improved traffic circulation.

This two-way operation is being done as a trial to assess effectiveness and to identify and address any issues.  Temporary traffic control devices are in place on 5 Avenue to define the two-way operation.  

Two-way operation - All times except 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. weekdays

Two-way street between 5 Street S.W. and the west-end of downtown at all times except from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays, not inc

One-way eastbound - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. weekdays

One-way eastbound between 5 Street S.W. and the west-end of downtown from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays, not including statutory

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