Released October 27, 2020
WEYBURN – The City of Weyburn has expanded the existing school zone boundaries for St. Michael School to now include two high-traffic intersections.
Four new 30 km/h signs were installed on Monday along Park Ave., Hartney Ave. and 13th St., increasing the school zone perimeter to help improve driver awareness of significant crosswalks in the area.
The City and Weyburn Police Service consulted with the Holy Family Roman Catholic School Division on options to increase pedestrian safety near St. Michael School, after Weyburn residents voiced their concerns that busy crosswalks were not within the existing school zone.
“After a full assessment by the Department of Engineering, Public Works Department and Police Service, we deemed that the school zone needed to be expanded,” said director of engineering, Jennifer Wilkinson. “This is especially important now with an increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic due to Covid-19 bussing restrictions and will help ensure we are protecting the most vulnerable pedestrians.”
Motorists will now slow down to 30 km/h in the St. Michael School area and use caution beginning on 13th Ave. (heading south from 1st Ave. NE), Hartney Ave. (heading east) and Park Ave. (heading both east and west). The City of Weyburn and Weyburn Police Service ask drivers to please slow down, use caution and drive safely in all school zones within the city.