Nipawin wants change of Highway 55 speeds moved 200 metres north

NIPAWIN — A letter to the highways department from Nipawin council is asking to move the speed zones on Highway 55 north of town further north.

The request from the town is to move the 55 km/h zone 200 metres further north down the highway, with the 70 km/h and 100 km/h zones also being bumped further north. The south moving lane zones would also have to be moved so the zones match.

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The letter, which was approved to be send by council at its Sept. 14 meeting, discussion by the community development committee, said Jeff Hrynkiw, Nipawin's land planning advisor and development officer. The concern is the shift of speeds is too close to some residential properties.

Moving the zones would slow down traffic along the highway and offer some safety for residents living in that area. Traffic safety coming onto the highway from Tindall Avenue is also being considered in the decision to move these zones.

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