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Increase in speed limits looked at for some city streets

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Officials are looking at increasing the speed limit on some four-lane divided streets in Winnipeg, including Grant Avenue and Pembina Highway through St. Norbert.

There are two hearings scheduled.

 The Manitoba Traffic Board is also looking at raising the speed limit for these streets at a hearing set for Nov. 27 at 204-301 Weston St. starting at 10 a.m. :

The streets under consideration are:

  • Dugald Road, from 50 to 70 km/h, between a point 400 metres of east and west of Plessis Road.
  • Grant Avenue, from 50 to 60 km/h, between Kenaston Boulevard and Stafford Street.
  • Waverley Street, from 50 to 60 km/h, between Taylor Avenue and Grant Avenue.
  • Pembina Highway, from 50 to 60 km/h, between a point 152 metres north of Ducharme Avenue and a point 76 metres south of the south limit of the bridge crossing the La Salle River.

Officials are also looking at increasing the speed limit on Pembina Highway, from 60 to 80 km/h, between a point 200 metres south of rue des Trappistes and a point 305 metres south of Turnbull Drive to the south city limit.

A proposal is also being made to increase the speed zone from 90 to 100 km/h between a point 305 metres south of Turnbull Drive to the south city limit.

The Manitoba Traffic Board will hold a second public hearing on these streets Dec. 4 at the same place and time.

The streets under consideration to see the speed zone increased from 50 to 60 kilometers per hour are:

  • Corydon Avenue between Kelvin Boulevard and Cambridge Street.
  • Roblin Boulevard between Haney Street and Wexford Street.
  • University Crescent between Chancellor Matheson Road and Pembina Highway.

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Updated on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM CST: Corrects spelling of Waverley Street.

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