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November 7, 2014
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New traffic measure for Stratford to increase safety

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

New traffic changes on the Trans-Canada Highway in Stratford will increase safety, says Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey.

“Stratford has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and these new traffic measures will improve safety in the area,” said the minister.

As part of a speed management initiative there will be changes to speed zones, signage and lane markings on the Trans-Canada Highway, east of Mason Road in Stratford. The changes come into effect Monday, Nov. 10. These changes will include:

• Introduction of an 80 Km/h transition speed zone that will begin in the area of Mount Herbert Road and extend to the Reeves Estates area.

• The start of the existing 70 Km/h speed zone will move slightly eastward towards Reeves Estates.

• Elimination of the westbound climbing/passing lane between Reeves Estates and the Georgetown Road intersection.

Other features that motorists will notice are:

• A radar feedback sign

• Wider lane lines

• Peripheral pavement markings, also known as speed blocks

• Lane designation signs and “No Passing” signs.

The motoring public is urged to obey the new speed zones in this area and are reminded that passing is no longer permitted on the Trans-Canada Highway between Reeves Estates and the intersection with Georgetown Road.

Media Contact: Mary Moszynski
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