Problematic intersection will see speed limit dropped to 60 km/hr

Speed reduction precedes safety improvements to Hwy 13 & Hwy 814 intersection

A speed reduction is planned for the portion of Highway 13 running along the north boundary of Wetaskiwin as part of the overall safety improvements slated for the Highway 13 and Highway 814 intersection.

Once final approval for the speed reduction is granted by the province of Alberta—expected by mid-September—the posted speed along Highway 13 from 36 Street to Highway 2A, as well as Highway 2A south from Highway 13 to Centennial Drive, will be lowered to 60 km/hour. A map has been released illustrating where the speed reduction will occur.

“Lowering the posted speed limit is an important part of improving the safety of this intersection,” said Mayor Tyler Gandam. “Slowing down traffic will give drivers more time to react if needed as we await the project tender to be issued and construction to begin.”

At their regular September 9, 2019 meeting, Wetaskiwin City Council reallocated $327,000 for the construction of improvement Option 3, as outlined in the intersection analysis document prepared by McElhanney Ltd. The Province has agreed to cost-sharing 25 percent of the project, subject to identifying available dollars in their budget. Project updates will be posted on the City’s website at www.wetaskiwin.ca.

-Submitted by the City of Wetaskiwin

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