Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New signs approved for Canyon Drive, speed limit to remain unchanged

Christian Davis

At their January 25, 2016 meeting council for the Town of Pincher Creek decided to approve the installation of new signage on Canyon Drive but declined to lower the speed limit on Canyon from 50 km/hr to 30 km/hr.

Town Administration recommended council approve the reduction in the speed limit on Canyon Drive from 50 km/hr to 30km/hr and the installation of signs informing motorists that they should "keep right when entering the cul-de-sac and to have motorists yield when exiting Canyon Crescent".

According to the background provided to council for their deliberations, "In the summer months the Town received several concerns for safety from one individual on Canyon Drive regarding the intersection at Canyon Drive and Canyon Crescent. Upon investigation from the Bylaw Department and Operations Department the concerns were forwarded to the Operations Committee. Operations Committee concluded that the best method to reduce safety concerns at this intersection would be to reduce the speed at which motorists can travel through the intersection, inform motorists that the intersection leads to a cul-de-sac, and place a yield sign to ensure motorists are exiting the cul-de-sac in a safe manner. In addition an unofficial petition was received by administration and shared with the Operations Committee."

The financial implications for the approved signage includes the cost of three sign posts at $240.00, concrete for the posts at $100.00,  one "Yield" sign at $30.61, one "Keep Right" sign at $21.86, one "Cul-De-Sac" sign at $40.54, 1.5 man hours for Alberta One calls at $41.81, and 6 hours to install all 3 signs at $167.22.

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