Built in 1974-75 to accommodate a branch of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton’s Transportation Department, the Traffic Management Centre is considered one of the most advanced in North America. The first computerized traffic system was installed by Honeywell in 1976 to maintain 200 traffic signals, which at the time was the second system of its kind in Canada. In 1990, the City of Ottawa installed its own unique upgraded system. Now the operation maintains more than 1100 traffic control signals, over 600 signalized intersections equipped with audible pedestrian signals, the City’s central traffic control system and close to 200 traffic cameras. In addition the site is home to the City’s traffic sign manufacturing shop which produces over 20,000 signs annually and is also responsible for the City’s pavement marking program which applies over 5,000 million meters of line paintings each year. French tours will be given on Sunday, June 2 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
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