3 Way Stop Signs Approved – Keslar and Bairdmore

Since 2018, I’ve had this intersection studied every two years to see if a 3 way stop sign met criteria, and finally, the public service is recommending the installation of a 3-way stop sign at Keslar Road and Bairdmore Blvd.  I’ve received many calls from residents concerned about the safety of this intersection.

Installation of the 3-way stop signs will improve safety on both Keslar and Bairdmore, and will also aid in speed reduction on Bairdmore Blvd.  You can see from the Public Service’s report and data below – that there is a significant volume of traffic on both streets.  I expect the signage will be installed early spring, when the snow banks are gone!

  • Keslar Road is a two-lane, undivided, residential collector street in Waverley West. Sidewalks are provided on both sides of the street. The speed limit is 50 km/h and the average weekday traffic volume is approximately 4,300 vehicles per day. Traffic calming measures were installed on Keslar Road in 2019 to address concerns with elevated operating speeds.
  • Bairdmore Boulevard is a two-lane, undivided, residential collector street. Sidewalks are provided on both sides of the street. The speed limit is 50 km/h and the average weekday daily traffic volume is over 6,000 vehicles per day.
  • Both Keslar Road and Bairdmore Boulevard are Transit routes and Kirkbridge Park is located in close proximity.

Residential development in Waverley West has occurred in recent years and is ongoing, which has contributed to changes in traffic patterns in the entire ward.