Speed limit changes at 17 locations across region

Drivers will need to ease up on the gas pedal to avoid the risk of getting a speeding ticket after York Region changed speed limits at 17 locations, effective immediately.

‘New’ signs will be posted above speed limit signs at the beginning of each changed speed zone to help notify travellers of the speed limit changes at location like the York/Durham Line from 350 metres south of Concession Road 9 to Hwy. 7, where the speed limit drops from 80 to 70 kilometres an hour.

The speed limit at Lloydtown/Aurora Road from 650 metres east of Weston Road to Highway 400 northbound off-ramp drops 30 kilometres an hour: from 80 to 50. The Region reviews its network regularly to ensure it supports safety for all modes of travel and takes several factors into consideration, including residential and business development, improving traffic operations, providing consistent speed limits and overall safety.

“Adjusting speed limits improves travel for all residents, commuters and visitors by providing appropriate and consistent speeds for the benefit of all travellers using Regional roads,” says York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “These changes take into consideration areas where pedestrians and cyclists are also travelling in the community and promotes safety for everyone.”

Roads with changed speed limits in school zones include: 2nd Concession Road from 150 metres south of Doane Road to Mount Albert Road (70 to 60 kilometres per hour), Wellington Street West from Hilldale Road to 165 metres west (60 to 50), Dufferin Street from 1,055 metres south of 15th Sideroad to 540 metres south of King Road (70 to 60), King Road from Warren Road to 170 metres east (60 to 50), Lloydtown/Aurora Road from 1,488 metres east of 7th Concession to 650 metres east of Weston Road (80 to 60), Bathurst Street from Mulock Drive to 685 metres north (70 to 60), Major Mackenzie Drive West from 92 metres west of Arnold Crescent to 115 metres west of Atkinson Street (50 to 60) and Warden Avenue from Bloomington Road to 210 metres south (70 to 60).

Additional roads with speed limit changes include: Yonge Street from Morning Sideroad/Highway 11 to 200 metres north of Green Lane (80 to 70 kilometres per hour), Hwy. 11 from Morning Sideroad/Yonge Street to Simcoe County Boundary (80 to 70), Mount Albert Road from 600 metres west of Warden Avenue to Woodbine Avenue (80 to 70), Mount Albert Road from 600 metres east of Warden Avenue to 600 metres west of Warden Avenue (80 to 60), Warden Avenue from Ravenshoe Road to east leg of Old Homestead Road (80 to 70), Warden Avenue from Bethel Sideroad to Baseline Road – (80 to 70), and Davis Drive from 400 metres east of McCowan Road to 900 metres west of McCowan Road (80 to 70).

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