Speed-Radar Signs Coming
Speed-radar signs will soon be part of Kensington’s landscape.
“The goal is to have them up before school starts,” Kensington Police Chief Lewie Sutherland told council at its recent monthly meeting. “We are working with the Department of Transportation, (and) Maritime Electric,” who is sending a surveyor to the town within 10 days, with the signs to be installed shortly thereafter.
Earlier this year, the town voted to spend more than $17,000 to install the signs within its boundaries. It has also received a $2,000 donation from the Insurance Bureau of Canada to help cover the cost.
At that time, the town’s public safety committee recommended that one sign will be placed in the school zone along Victoria Street East, a second at Victoria Street West, and a third at Broadway Street South. All three areas are in zones where the speed limit drops from 90 to 50 kilometres per hour.
A fourth speed sign will be installed along Victoria Street East at the entrance to the school zone heading east.
CAO Geoff Baker said at council’s recent meeting that where the signs will be placed depends on the nearby availability of a source of electricity.
He added the further away an electricity source, the higher the cost to the town.
Courtesy : Nancy MacPhee