Originally Posted by Dmajackson
The other one is Armdale. The design itself is wonderful its just it is now overcapacity for multiple hours a day. Simple traffic-light coordination and bus priority on the approaches could reduce the impact in the short-term until a permnament solution could be found (ie Northwest Arm Bridge).
I'm not so sure about bringing back traffic lights - they had them on the old rotary but never really used them. Bus priority really makes no sense since the buses are queued up on the overloaded entry routes anyway.
Imagine avoiding the huge expense of an Arm bridge with this: two ramps, one from Chebucto to the Herring Cove Road, one from Quinpool to the Bay Road. They wouldn't cost much at all yet with grade separation of those two streams I bet the majority of delay would disappear.
The problem, of course, is that the councillor for the area (Mosher) has taken a position that nothing shall obstruct the view of the Arm from Dutch Village Road. Now, why you are looking at scenic views when driving instead of traffic was never brought up, but hey, this is Halifax, we can't improve anything, can we?
I really do think this relatively cheap and simple solution makes a lot of sense. That virtually guarantees it will never happen.