The traffic lights are green at River and Mountain. 

Allen Dowhan, other representatives from the city, local media, and a guy from Manitoba infrastructure were all at the light control box on the North West corner of the intersection to watch MLA Brad Michaleski flip the switch.

Michaleski spoke with us after.

“It just means a whole area of the community that needed lights to improve safety. This is a busy intersection we’ve all known that for years and the city was pushing for control structures here, control lights with the schools and residential area. It’s long overdue.

He says there is lots of activity going on in the community and a new set of lights proves that Dauphin is going in the right direction.

It didn’t take long for traffic violations to occur at the intersection. Someone drove through a red light less than a minute after the system was turned on.