Four traffic bylaw amendments passed (updated)

Lisa Goudy
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Coun. Don Mitchell speaks at the April 7, 2014 council meeting.

The school bus loading zone sign at Prince Arthur Community School will be relocated.

Council passed an amendment to the traffic bylaw, No. 4230, to relocate the sign to make sure there is enough space for school buses to load and unload passengers.

At the Oct. 15, 2013 council meeting, council adopted a resolution after considering the report of the transportation services advisory committee. It was one of the bylaws that came forward as a result of that resolution at Monday’s meeting.

“The bylaws that you see coming forward from the traffic bylaw are really part of the clean-up of the backlog that we were facing and reflect some of the work of the bylaw review committee,” said Coun. Don Mitchell.

The sign is located 65.3 meters west of Seventh Avenue Northeast to 94.3 meters west of Seventh Avenue Northeast. It will be reinstalled 16 meters east and west of the current location.

The Prairie South School Division will bear all costs.

The committee report also included a resolution to decrease the speed on Ninth Avenue Southwest from 70 km/hr to 50 km/hr up to a point located 300 meters south of the new intersection at Ninth Avenue Southwest and Bradley Street Southwest. The speed limit reduction was proposed because of new residential development south of Warner Street.

The funding for the appropriate signage will come from the transportation upgrades capital project account.

Council passed a third bylaw relating to the committee report to install traffic signs to the newly developed parking lot for Heritage Place at 245 River St. E.

Those signs include a right-turn only sign for traffic leaving the lot, a do not enter sign to prohibit vehicles from Manitoba Street East from entering the lot and a hazard sign on the median between the eastbound and westbound traffic of Manitoba Street.

The Moose Jaw Housing Authority will pay for the signs.

Councillors also passed a bylaw amendment to install a special needs loading zone on Ross Crescent beginning 20 meters from the northeast corner of Ross Crescent and Caribou Street East. It will end at a point 15 meters south.

This bylaw came as a request from the transportation services advisory committee on Aug. 19 based on a report from the engineering department dated July 29.

All of the above bylaws were passed unanimously without amendment. Council also unanimously passed a zoning amendment bylaw to correct a mistake in a revised bylaw.

Organizations: Prairie South School Division, Moose Jaw Housing Authority

Geographic location: Seventh Avenue Northeast, Warner Street, Heritage Place 245 River St. Manitoba Street Caribou Street East

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