Changing speed limits need your attention

New speed limits in Fort Saskatchewan will make for safer roads and more livable neighbourhoods

Speed limits will be changing on May 16 in alignment with the City’s commitment to the Vision Zero traffic safety program and the safe system approach to traffic safety.

“As part of Council’s support of Vision Zero, small adjustments to our city’s speed limits will make our roads safer and our neighbourhoods more livable,” said Mayor Gale Katchur “Some roads will see a decrease in speed and others will be increased.”

Changes include:

  • All unmarked residential roads will be 40 km/hr
  • Certain collector roads (including Pineview Ring Road, Allard Way, and Greenfield Way) will decrease from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr
  • Some roads will increase to 60 km/hr
  • Highway 15 east of 119 Street to city limit will increase to 80 km/hr

“Once the new speed limits are implemented, there will be an educational period for The RCMP and Municipal Enforcement to educate and issue warnings to drivers on the new speed limits,” said Coreen Rayner, Director of Protective Services.

“We remind our residents to please be patient as the speed limit changes take place and to remember these changes are happening for their safety,” stated Mayor Katchur “Everyone is encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new speed limits ahead of implementation.”

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Fort Saskatchewan, home to more than 27,000 people, is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located in Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4, just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton. The City of Fort Saskatchewan proudly manages recreation, culture and historic amenities including a performing arts theatre and a fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the historic 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort Representation in the heart of downtown. Located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Fort Saskatchewan boasts more than 80 km of paved trails along with many natural areas for residents to explore. As a City, we believe in diversity and inclusion and are working toward creating a city where all residents are respected and have a sense of belonging.