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Local communities receive provincial funding for road safety projects

Lloydminster, Marshall and Paradise Hill are the latest communities to receive provincial funding for road safety projects.

The Government of Saskatchewan approved a total of $750,000 in grants from the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund. A total of 70 projects were approved ranging from speed display signs to intersection and crosswalk improvements.

The City of Lloydminster will receive $16,098 for the installations of flashing LED signs and beacons at high-risk traffic areas. The installation is scheduled sometime between January 4 and May 31. The Town of Marshall will be using the $17,326 in funding to put up pedestrian activated crosswalk signs in school zones between January 15 and June 30. The Town of Unity will also be installing crosswalk signs in high-risk intersections from May 3 to May 31. They were awarded $8,205 for the project.

The RM of Britannia was granted $18,000 to buy a mulcher which would remove roadside trees at intersections. The purchase is expected to occur between February 1 and November 1. The Village of Paradise Hill will use the $7,035 in funding to install speed display signs at high-risk areas. The signs are scheduled to go up between January 4 and April 30.

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The Town of Battleford was given $72,300 to install advanced warning signs alerting drivers to slow down. The project is scheduled from January 1 to March 31. Also scheduled with the same timeline, the City of North Battleford will use their $8,000 in approved funding to install solar-powered speed display signs in school zones and other high-risk areas.

“Everyone in Saskatchewan benefits from safer roads in our communities,” Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan says. “The communities who applied know their roads better than anyone, and the provincial government is pleased to assist their efforts to improve traffic safety.  The next intake for applications begins in January, and I encourage other municipalities and Indigenous lands or territories to consider applying.”

The Traffic Safety Fund grants are funded through the proceeds of photo speed enforcement throughout the province. This is the fourth round of funding since the program began in 2019. A total of $2.25 million was given out to complete 197 projects in Saskatchewan.

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