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Committee supports reduced speeds on Pandora Avenue East

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A civic committee supported a proposal to reduce the speed limit on a street in Transcona, over the objections of the public works department.

The public works committee supported a request from area councillor Russ Wyatt today to reduce the speed on Pandora Avenue East, between Redonda and Ravenhurst streets, from 70 kph to 50 kph.

The proposal needs to be approved by the Highway Traffic Board – but city staff said they wouldn’t support it.

Public Works director Brad Sacher said there is no reason to justify lowering the speed limit on the stretch of Pandora, which is a regional collector street.

Sacher said his staff would not support the request once it reached the Highway Traffic Board.

Committee member Coun. Jenny Gerbasi said Wyatt can appear at the board to justify the reduced speed limit, adding councillors have appeared without administrative support in the past.

An administrative report says there have been no accidents on that portion of Pandora for three years, adding that 70 kph is the optimal speed for that area.

The south side of Pandora consists of vacant industrial land and the north side consists of the rear property lines of a residential development.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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