BATTLEFORD, SASK. — Dozens of communities in Saskatchewan will get road safety improvements thanks to $750,000 in grant money from the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund.
A total of 70 road safety improvement projects were approved, with grants ranging from $547 to $72,300.
Projects include speed display signs and other speed reduction initiatives as well as funding for intersection and crosswalk improvements.
“Everyone in Saskatchewan benefits from safer roads in our communities,” said Don Morgan, the minister responsible for SGI, in a statement. “The communities who applied know their roads better than anyone, and the provincial government is pleased to assist their efforts to improve traffic safety. The next intake for applications begins in January, and I encourage other municipalities and Indigenous lands or territories to consider applying.”
In order to be eligible for a Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grant, a proposed project must address how it would reduce injuries, deaths and collisions.
Applicants must also include a robust action plan with specific, measurable objectives and must demonstrate that previous measures to address those safety concerns have failed.