Thursday, March 4, 2021

Final phase of community safety zones & school zone speed limits approved

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Council approved a number of recommendations from staff at their electronic meeting on Monday, September 21, 2020 about school zone speed limits and community safety zones.

“Approximately 270 new sign installations, and further sign adjustments, are required to implement the Phase 3 of the school zone speed limits and CSZs,” said Mark Ceppi, engineering technologist, in a report.

“The estimated cost to supply and install these signs is $67,500, which will be funded through the roads lifecycle budget. The estimated cost to install an electronically timed beacon system on Grand Avenue West at Ursuline College Catholic Secondary School in Chatham is $20,000, which will be funded by the capital budget.

Ceppi said Phase 3 of the project will finish the review of all schools in C-K.

“The engineering and transportation division (engineering) has identified all elementary and secondary school locations in Chatham-Kent, including private schools and the new St. Angela Merici Catholic School in Chatham, which will be opening in September 2020.”

In Wallaceburg, the new reduced speed limits of 40 km/h include: outside of Edward International Academy, along King Street, and outside of Wallaceburg District Secondary School, along Elgin Street, Lorne Avenue, and Selkirk Street.

In Dresden, the new reduced speed limits of 40 km/h include: outside Dresden Area Central School, along North Street, Wrights Lane and Wellington Street, and outside of Lambton-Kent Composite School, along Trerice Street East.

During Monday’s meeting, Ceppi said the work and sign installation is expected to be completed this fall.

For more details, view Ceppi’s full report, here.

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