image of a flexible traffic sign


New flexible in-road traffic signs will be installed in the Town of Tecumseh over the next few weeks on a trial basis. The signs will be placed in the centre of the road between opposing traffic lanes at various locations as a traffic-calming measure. These signs create a narrowing effect on the lane or roadway which can give motorists the perception of the need to slow down. These signs are visual cues that remind motorists to drive according to the posted speed limit.

“We are always open to new and innovative ways to calm traffic in Town,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “One of the things we hear from residents is the need for traffic calming measures in Town. These signs will help with this concern and remind drivers to slow down.”

These signs stand approximately 1 meter tall by 30 centimetres (3.2 feet by 11 inches) wide. The signs are designed to flex upon impact in the event inattentive drivers or wider vehicles make contact with them.

The signs will be installed between driveways and spaced apart so as not to impede access to adjacent properties. Installation of these in-road signs is anticipated to begin at the end of May. The locations will be selected based on traffic analysis conducted by Public Works & Environmental Services.

The in-road traffic calming signs will be removed prior to winter months for snowplow operations.


Program Contact: Phil Bartnik, P. Eng., Director Public Works and Environmental Services, 519-735-2184 Ext. 148