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60 km/h speed limit sign on Pattee Road in East Hawkesbury. Photo: James Morgan

No changes to Pattee Road speed limit, East Hawkesbury council will ask OPP to increase enforcement

The speed limit will remain the same on Pattee Road in East Hawkesbury township.

Several residents of Pattee Road wanted the township to reduce the speed limit from 60 kilometres per hour to 50 kilometres per hour, due to residents of all ages who use the roadway to walk or cycle. The residents pointed out that council had reduced the speed limit on Golf Course Road in April from 60 to 50 kilometres per hour in response to a complaint from a resident.

At the May 10 council meeting, one councillor commented that it seemed more requests were being made following the Golf Course Road decision.

Mayor Robert Kirby noted that Golf Course Road is narrower than Pattee Road. The mayor also asked if Champlain Township was reducing the speed limit from 60 kilometres per hour to 50 on its section of Pattee Road, but was told by staff that Champlain was not reducing the speed limit.

A consensus developed among council members to instead request increased speed limit enforcement by the Ontario Provincial Police along Pattee Road.

 

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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