Province approves $100,000 grant for new crosswalk lights at 17th Ave/100th St in North Battleford
A successful grant application to the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund means a significant savings for an important safety upgrade on 100th Street in North Battleford.
The provincial government announced Monday that the City’s application for pedestrian crosswalk flashing lights at 100th Street and 17th Avenue has been approved for the maximum funding amount of $100,000. The project will involve overhead hanging lights on 100th Street and differs from the other flashing crosswalk upgrades recently unveiled in North Battleford.
Given the proximity to a school and the busy flow of traffic on 100th Street, the City’s Operations Department implemented this project in the 2024 budget in the interest of pedestrian safety. With this successful funding application, the City’s contribution is expected to be $98,499.
“With four lanes of traffic on 100th Street and lots of students crossing at the location on 17th Avenue, the City identified this as a priority area where we improve safety,” commented City Manager Randy Patrick.
“Council approved this project for the 2024 budget with the hope the province would assist with some financial support, and we were extremely pleased to learn the news of this approval this week. We extend our gratitude to the provincial government for this funding.”
The project will be posted for tender on the City’s website and on SaskTenders.ca.
For more information:
Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
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