Provincial funding provides flashing lights at several City crosswalks
Residents of North Battleford have likely taken note of new flashing crosswalk lights at eight different high-volume traffic locations across the City.
The lights, featuring solar panels and orange flashing lights indicating to traffic that a pedestrian is crossing, were installed in the fall of 2023. Those wishing to cross are expected to push a button, alerting motorists to stop using two flashing lights are located on each side of the crosswalks. The eight crosswalks are located in the following areas:
- Douglas Avenue at MacDonald Drive
- Diefenbaker Drive at 17th Avenue (by North Battleford Comprehensive High School)
- Mid-way on 1500 Block of 101st Street (by McKittrick Community School)
- 13th Avenue & 104th Street (between BGC Battlefords/Notre Dame Catholic School)
- 11th Avenue & 107th Street (between Battlefords Union Hospital an Wally’s Food Basket)
- 19th Avenue & mid-block between 92nd/93rd Streets (in front of Holy Family School)
- Corner of 19th Avenue and 99th Street
- 110th Street mid-block between 7th/8th Avenues (crosswalk for Battlefords Early Years Family Resource Centre Building and parking lot)
The project was partly funded by the Government of Saskatchewan’s Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grant in the amount of $37,050. The City of North Battleford contributed materials, equipment, and installation costs amounting to $36,289.94. Battlefords Early Childhood Intervention Program contributed $8,997.65 to the project after the 8th flashing light and crosswalk was added at the organization’s request to enhance program participants’ safety near their facility. The total cost of the project amounted to $81,952.
The City of North Battleford would like to thank its funding partners, the Government of Saskatchewan and Battlefords ECIP, for their generous contributions to enhance community safety.
For more information:
Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 | firstname.lastname@example.org