Maidstone RCMP are advising motorists that the river hill on Highway 21 at the North Saskatchewan River (Toby Nollet Bridge) has been reduced to 60 kilometers per hour, as there has been a temporary site of operations for the river clean up.
The site is set up on the east side Highway 21 at the North Saskatchewan River and has a significant amount of vehicle traffic coming on and off the highway. It has been identified as a road hazard and the speed zone has been changed accordingly by the Department of Highways.
The Maidstone RCMP is undertaking traffic safety initiatives in the area including check-stops and speed enforcement to facilitate the change in the speed from 100 km/h to 60 km/h.
Drivers are urged to obey the signs, and the posted speed limit, as it may prevent a serious collision and save a life. The average speeding ticket for somebody going 20 km/h over the posted speed limit is $130.00
At this time, there is no end date for the speed zone change.
As well, boaters are also being cautioned at this time.
Both Maidstone and Battlefords RCMP are reminding recreational boaters and users of the North Saskatchewan River to be mindful of the ongoing cleanup being done. There are several temporary operational sites being used, 5 of which are along the North Saskatchewan River between Maidstone and the Battlefords.
Several boats are on the water at this time from different agencies as part of the clean up procedure. Citizens are asked to be respectful of those working on the river.