A new initiative is underway at Pickering's West Division to give police vehicles and citizens better access while entering and exiting the police station. The installment of a 'No Stopping Zone' in front of West Division is part of a pilot project with the Region of Durham.
Road markings across all lanes are painted in front of the West Division entrance/exit located on Kingston Road (westbound) at Brock Road in Pickering. There is also a 'No Stopping Zone' sign raised to identify the area. Motorists cannot stop in this zone for any reason or for any length of time.
The Region of Durham Works Department began construction on April 18, 2016 around the intersection of Brock Road and Kingston Road, which included storm sewer and water main replacement, road widening, sidewalk reconstruction, traffic signal replacement and the addition of bus-only and bicycle lanes. The widening of the roads and the medians installed on Kingston Road have added to the difficulty for police vehicles to exit West Division. During rush hour, officers responding to emergency calls are delayed trying to make left turns onto Kingston Road from the station.
The no stopping zone will allow members to safely exit the station onto Kingston Road and also increase response times for officers.
Check out this video about the pilot project: here.
No Stopping Zone Pickering (JPG file, 361.9K bytes)