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Speed limit lowered in Brampton

Speed limits on Bovaird Drive and Mississauga Road are going down as a result of a road study by the Region of Peel. These are regional roads that are not governed by the City of Brampton.

The regional council report dated March 28, 2019, had recommended reduced speed limits on Mississauga Road and Bovaird Drive.

For Mississauga Road, it means going down to 70 km/h from 80km/h between Queen Street West and Mayfield Road.

For Bovaird Drive, it recommends reducing the limit to 60 km/h from 70 km/h, between Heritage Road and Airport Road.

Current and future development on Bovaird Drive between Heritage Road and Elbern Markell Drive will result in urban cross-section sidewalks, commercial units and residential units fronting onto the roadway.

The speed limit reductions are consistent with the region’s road-safety Vision Zero plan.

Mississauga Road’s speed limit reduction was due to environmental features and intensified development, the report said.

Motorists will probably groan in frustration at lower speed limits but then again, many won’t probably notice as traffic congestion on many roads means never having to go beyond 60 kms/h on a good day. -CINEWS


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