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Bayview extension speed limit could return to 60 km/h

Last Updated Oct 18, 2017 at 6:47 am EDT

The intersection of Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road. GOOGLE MAPS

Debate is about to begin again over a stretch of road notorious for speeding.

Just over a year ago city council agreed to lower the speed limit on Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road to the River Street ramp from 60 km/h to 50 km/h. That decision went into effect this summer.

However, it seems drivers aren’t getting the message and a new report from the general manager for Transportation Services is suggesting the limit return to its original speed.

“Following installation of 50 km/h speed limit signs on June 6, 2017, concerns have been expressed about the disparity between the speed limit and the speeds at which drivers are travelling,” the item on the Public Works agenda reads.

“Based on a speed study and a review of the design of the roadway, collision history, and the existing road environment, staff have determined that a speed limit of 60 km/h is more appropriate for Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road to River Street ramp.”

The cost to change the speed limit back is estimated at $3,000.

The report will be presented to the Public Works Committee on Wednesday.