Sarnia City Council is being asked to approve a reduction in speed limit in two built-up areas after at least one resident in each area affected made the request.
Areas affected are the stretch of Confederation between Highway 40 and Ronald Bloore Drive as well as a 780 metre stretch of Blackwell Side Road south of Lakeshore (County Road 7).
If approved, the new speed limit on Confederation would be 50 km/h (from 80 km/h in one stretch and 60 km/h in another). The Blackwell Side Road stretch would reduced from 80 km/h to 50 km/h.
The provincial Highway Traffic Act allows municipalities to change the speed limit on roads that are built up. The report to council, which it will consider at its meeting on Monday (July 16) said Sarnia Police Service as well as several businesses and residents are all in support of the speed limit reductions.