The City of Weyburn was recently approved for a $100,000 grant from the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund. The fund is for projects aimed at different aspects of traffic and pedestrian safety, and the primary source of the money comes from photo speed enforcement throughout Saskatchewan.  

“This money is specifically for new traffic lights at 16th Street and 1st Avenue,” explained Jennifer Wilkinson, the Director of Engineering with the City of Weyburn. “We had applied to this fund previously for different types of projects, but this is the largest award that we have received to date.” 

The traffic lights are part of the work that has taken place at that intersection over the past year. A traffic study was conducted at the intersection, and it was one of the determining factors in the need for the lights. 

“That traffic study did state that with the amount of traffic volume through that intersection, it does warrant traffic lights, as well as it will preserve the pavement that we recently redid at that intersection because every vehicle won’t have to be stopping,” Wilkinson added.  

Wilkinson extended a thank you to the provincial government for the funding, noting it helps the municipality out with larger-scale projects such as this one.