New school zone ready to roll

by Morinville News Staff

The first day of school will see a new school zone established on 100 Street between 101 Avenue and 105 Avenue. Signage at the new location has been recently installed to allow for motorists to observe the change ahead of activation.

The Town cites the growing demands and recent changes to Morinville Public School as the reason for establishing a school zone at the location. More and more modulars have been added tot he property ahead of the construction of a 5-9 Public middle school on Grandin.

Concerns from the school and the general public put the idea over to the Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC). That committee reviewed the site using Alberta Transportation School Zone Guidelines and determined the area should be a school zone.

According to the Aug. 29 Council Agenda package put out by the Town last week, speeding continues to be a problem in school and playground zones. April statistics show 100 violations were issued in the Town’s eight school and playground zones, approximately a quarter of the tickets issued.

The same agenda package indicates a number of other photo enforcement zones around town will be dormant, and enforcement will be reduced from 40 hours to 25.

See this week for details on the Aug. 29 Council meeting.

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