Amber Traffic Light Duration Increased at High Speed Intersections

The City of Winnipeg’s Traffic Signals Branch has increased the amber light duration at 110 high speed intersections.

Previously, all traffic lights in Winnipeg were a uniform 4.0 seconds. Using advanced technology, the duration has been more precisely calculated based on the speed limit and slope of the roadway.

On a typical flat roadway with a 70 km/hr speed limit, the amber light has increased from 4.0 seconds to 4.3 seconds. On roadways with 80 km/h speed limits, the duration increased to 4.7 seconds.

These changes were only applied on high speed routes with 70 km/h or higher speed approaches.

Amber light durations on 50 km/hr and 60 km/hr roadways will remain at 4.0 seconds.