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Speed Limit in Many Rural Subdivisions reduced to 40km/hr in Kemptville

December 3, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Further speed reductions are being implemented throughout the Municipality of North Grenville. Rural subdivisions will now be included in the 40km/h gateway speed limit zones in the Municipality.

Gateway Signage is a method of signage that will include a 40 km/h “area begins” sign and a 40 km/h “area ends” sign at each entrance (gateway) and exit to the subdivision. Gateway signage provides a consistent posting method as well as a streamlined cost for signage.

“Council and I are pleased to see further speed reductions in North Grenville to address some longstanding road safety concerns identified by residents,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“Speed concerns are not exclusive to more urban roads in our community, and prudence is warranted in more residentially intensive areas, no matter where they are.” 

“Many of North Grenville’s rural subdivisions attract young families, seniors and those with accessibility challenges,” added Councillor John Barclay and Chair of the PoliceServices Board. “Safety is the primary consideration in making these decisions.”

Gateway signage will be posted for the following 23 rural subdivisions in North Grenville:

Aimee Lane
Black’s Meadow
Brixon
Colonel By Keys
Connell Farm
Dangerfield
Flint Hill
Forest of South Gower
Glen Gables
Jayland
Kettle Creek
Maplestone    
Marlin Subdivision
Oxford Landing
Oxford Heights/Comeau
Pelton’s Corners
Rideau Crossing
Rideau Estates    
River Run    
Settler’s Grant   
Shaker Village/Jean Marc/Tilly 
Stonehaven Estates        
Tanager WoodsThe Creek       
Victoria Park Village     

“Road Safety continues to be a top priority for Council and rural hamlets will be considered in the next phase following public consultation,” highlighted Mayor Nancy Peckford. 

Staff have identified 8 rural hamlets for further investigation with the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville for implementation of a reduced speed limit. The major roadways in all rural hamlets are the jurisdiction of the Counties and as such, a collaborative approach must be taken – like that of the urban area program.

The Municipality has also proposed new transportation policies in response to traffic related concerns raised by residents. These policies include creating a new Road Safety Strategy, Truck Route Policy, and updating the existing Traffic Calming Policy and Speed Limit Policy. These polices will be going before Council at the December 7 meeting.

Background:

  • Beginning in 2019, the Municipality completed investigations to implement a speed limit reduction program to the urban core of Kemptville. 
  • A new program was introduced – gateway signage. This method was used as a means of reducing cost, increasing consistency, and reducing roadway “clutter” by placing signs at the entrance and exits of the affected areas. 
  • The program was adopted and fully executed in August 2020 where the speed limit in Kemptville’s urban core was reduced from 50 km to 40 km/hr – including Tempo and eQuinelle subdivisions.

For More Information Contact:

Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168