The Traffic Management division provides safe, effective, and efficient traffic control along city roadways while promoting alternative modes of transportation.
Traffic Management has the following core areas of responsibility:
- Traffic engineering manages traffic signals, traffic signs, crosswalks, pavement markings and road/intersection design, reviews the impacts of development on traffic on public streets, and ensures that standards and policies are followed.
- Road closures and detours manages the permit process for temporary road closures and traffic disruptions due to construction activities, and ensures traffic control.
- Traffic safety promotes and develops safety programs, monitors traffic regulations, and reviews collision statistics.
- Parking management manages on-street and public facility parking, and provides by-law enforcement for parking.
The City of Moncton conducts various traffic related studies in areas such as development access, intersection widening, and traffic signals. These studies are designed to reduce traffic congestion, and help determine where to place crosswalks, traffic lights, and signs.
The first Transportation Master Plan was conducted for the Greater Moncton area in 1972. The most recent study completed in 1999 was lead by FGA Consultant Ltd. As a result of the study’s recommendations, the new Petitcodiac River crossing, the Assomption and Vaughan Harvey boulevards extension, as well as many other roadways in the Greater Moncton area, were constructed.
With new technologies and concerns for our growing community, the City aims to have a new Transportation Master Plan completed by 2010. This plan will put greater emphasis on environmental issues, and on multi-modal, efficient, and sustainable transportation for the City.
The City also has a Traffic Count Program to compile and analyze vehicle counts, pedestrian counts, vehicle axle counts, and speed analysis.
All traffic lights in Moncton have been converted to environmentally-friendly LED (light emitting diodes) lighting, which use very little electricity and last nearly 15 years. This has resulted in an annual reduction of over 500 tonnes of CO2, and an annual savings of $87,406. Visit our Environment section for more information.
The City closely follows the standards and guidelines developed by the Transportation Association of Canada to ensure traffic signals are installed at intersections when warranted.
When it comes to promoting safety at crosswalks, the City of Moncton is one of the most progressive cities in North America. In fact, Moncton was one of the first communities to introduce the practice where pedestrians extend an arm as a signal to motorists that they wish to cross the road (in the early 1980s).
The City continues to be proactive in making crosswalks safer by continuing its education programs in schools and with the general public. View our Crosswalk Safety brochure for more information on how you can make crosswalks safer.
The City of Moncton is responsible for the installation and maintenance of all traffic control, directional, and information signs within City of Moncton roadways. Click here for more information on different types of traffic signs in the public right-of-way.
The City of Moncton follows the Transportation Association of Canada’s standards and guidelines, which outline different types of signs and their specific purposes.
Trucks and oversized vehicles traveling within Moncton are restricted to designated truck routes in accordance to By-law T-310, Regulation of Traffic, Parking and Use of Streets. For deliveries on non-designated truck routes, drivers must use the shortest route from a truck route to their delivery point. View the Truck Route Map.
A roundabout is a circular intersection designed to manage traffic in a simple and effective manner. In a roundabout, vehicles move in a counter clockwise direction around a central island. Drivers yield before entering the circle, and proceed when there is a gap in traffic. Vehicles within the circle have the right-of-way.