Two new speed signs have been installed on Territorial Drive. The signs have been installed where the speed limit is reduced from 80 km/h to 50 km/h. One of the signs is facing eastbound traffic approaching 95th Street. The other is facing westbound traffic approaching Clements Drive. The signs display the driver’s speed and will flash a white light to alert the driver if they are exceeding the posted speed limit. “These signs are not radar traps. They have been installed to help drivers by warning them they have entered a 50 km/h zone.” said Colin Carriere, Roadways Supervisor, adding “The signs do not issue speeding tickets”.
The signs are part of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grant Program, that the City applied for in the fall of 2020. “Many motorists travelling into these reduced speed zones don’t realize that they are driving faster than the posted speed limit. The new signs will remind motorists they are entering a lower speed limit zone, and alerting them to reduce their speed,” said Stewart Schafer, Director of City Operations. These new signs should improve pedestrian safety, by reducing the speed of drivers as they approach crosswalk areas and ensure they are driving at a slower speed when required to come to a complete stop. A city that is safe for pedestrians, is healthy and socially well-connected.
Three additional speed signs will be activated soon, the locations are:
Highway 4 northbound approaching the Territorial Drive/South Railway Avenue intersection
Highway 4 southbound approaching Territorial Drive/100th Street, and,
Territorial Drive southbound approaching the Airport Road/8th Avenue intersection
"We thank the Province of Saskatchewan for their financial assistance," said Schafer.
For more information:
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | email@example.com