SUMMERSIDE — Council voted unanimously at its November meeting to change posted speed limits in a number of areas of the city.
There had previously been five posted speed limits in the city. Now, there are only 40 km/h and 50 km/h zones.
On Greenwood Drive, between MacLeod Street and Pope Road, the speed limit is being reduced from a 70 to 50 km/h. The speed limit will be lowered to 60 km/h for a six-month period then to the final 50 km/h.
On Water Street East, between Gillespie Avenue and Read Drive, the limit is being reduced 60 to 50 km/h.
Speed limits are also going up in some areas.
On Water Street East, between Wilmot Lane and Gillespie Avenue, will go from a 40- km/h zone to a 50 with the same increase on MacEwen Road, between Water Street and Prince County Hospital. That area will remain a 40-km/h zone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, during the school year.
On Slemon Park Drive, between Route 2 and Argus Drive, the speed limit will go from 40 to 50 km/h and all residential streets in Slemon Park will be 40 km/h.
Signage should be up within a week.