Town lowers speed limit in west entrance

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  • Oct. 12, 2011 12:00 p.m.

After listening to residents and businesses complain about the speed of the vehicles entering Stettler on Highway 12, town council decided to go ahead with a recommendation from Alberta Transportation to reduce the speed limit on Highway 12 on the west end of the town.

“The residents and the businesses in the west end believe that the speed limits on Highway 12 were higher than they should be,” said Rob Stoutenberg, town CAO.

“Alberta Transportation came to us about a month ago, indicating that they also have had some concerns and they would like the traffic to slow down.”

According to a document sent by Alberta Transportation, the out-of-town speed limit would turn from 100 km/h to 70 km/h half a kilometre before the Wilfort development.

At the Wilfort development, the speed limit would be lowered to 50 km/h.

“It will certainly improve things there,” Stoutenberg said. “It is certainly heading in the right direction.”

While a few councillors disagreed with the recommendation, council ultimately voted in favour and passed the recommendation.