Whistler is spending $4,700 each Sunday on traffic control personnel to help alleviate southbound traffic leaving the resort.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has partnered with Whistler-Blackcomb to bring in the traffic control personnel along Highway 99 and control intersections from Lake Placid Road south to Cheakamus Lake Road at Function Junction between 2pm and 7pm on Sundays, or in the case of last weekend the holiday Monday.

The funds are being drawn from the Community Parking Lot Committee budget and employ Valley Traffic Systems from Langley. The company is using seven employees from Squamish for the services, which will run again on February 19th and 26th, the last occasions for the season.

Between January and the end of February traffic control will have been in place on 9 occasions, totaling approximately $42,300.

The RMOW says the feedback has been mixed but overall most drivers have appreciated the temporary measures. The municipality is also introducing a variety of “promotional programs” throughout the year with the goal of increasing the efficiency of travel according to Randi Kruse, Senior Communications Officer at the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

Filed under: Highway 99, RMOW, Sea to Sky Highway, traffic, Whistler