Speed reduction proposed

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Motorists driving in Joussard on Peace River Ave may have to soon slow down.
At its regular meeting July 25, Big Lakes County council passed the first two readings to a bylaw to reduce the speed limit to 50 km/h from 80 km/h from Red Sky developments west to Range Road 140, about 1.355 km.
A request was submitted by South West Shore Condominium Association to lower the speed limit.
“Lowering the speed limit in this area would provide a higher level of safety to the travelling public and pedestrians,” says Vic Abel, director of public works.
“With the growth in [Joussard] and surrounding areas, there is becoming more and more traffic on Peace River Ave.,” condominium association secretary Cory La- brecque wrote in a letter.
“We, the condo board, would like to see the speed limit reduced to 50 km/h all the way to the Cattails Campground turnoff.”
A public hearing will also be held after two weeks of advertising in South Peace News.


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