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LETHBRIDGE - The County of Lethbridge is looking at reducing the speed on gravel roads from 80 to 60 km/h.

At their last Council meeting, they gave the bylaw first reading. A sub-committee will now be set up to explore the issue further and stakeholders will come in to provide input.

Reeve Lorne Hickey points out there are a number of reasons for the proposal. He says "the cost of maintaining our infrastructure at it's current rate is basically unobtainable and the other fact is there are lots of times when we can't keep up to the conditions which exist in the county, and thirdly it would reduce the amount of dust that's in the air during dry seasons, so it's a safety issue as well as an issue to try and improve the quality of the infrastructure."

He adds "there's been some research done to indicate that by lowering the speed the infrastructure will survive or have a longer life."

Hickey says it will take some time to research and gather input and he doesn't know when the bylaw will be back before County Council for second and third reading.


Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4/20/2014 2:40:23 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News
 
 
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