Some Midwest communities will be on the receiving end of safety funding, through the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund.
The money in the fund comes from proceeds of photo speed enforcement throughout the province, which gets forwarded into community road safety initiatives. For this round, 112 projects are being funded in 108 communities. In total, $1.4 million will be given out.
The Town of Maidstone will have $6,700 for speed observance programs, Marshall will be getting $9,339 towards intersection safety and the RM of Frenchman Butte is receiving $9,250 for construction and work zone safety awareness. North Battleford is getting an investment of $68,909 towards preemptive warning signal lights in the city.
Traffic safety initiatives, to be eligible, needs to be focused in specified priority areas such as speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, occupant protection or intersection safety.
Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan says the work being undertaken through this round of funding will help reduce traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities in the province.
Projects are awarded twice a year, after being voted upon by the PSE Committee, made up of various law enforcement, road departments and Saskatchewan ministries. Since the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund was opened, 309 projects have had $3.6 million dispersed to them.
The next intake for applications for the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants begins on July 1, 2021, and will close on a deadline date of September 30th. Application information is found on the SGI website.