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Bracebridge Taking Aim At Bad Drivers

Posted: 2019-09-20 07:59:53 By: hbr

During this week’s General Committee meeting,  Bracebridge councilors heard plans to spend $10,000 on new radar boards. The boards display the speed of the vehicle to the driver on the front and record the speed of the vehicle on the back, so staff have a sense of how many people are actually speeding.

They will also be installing new signage before Wellington Street North telling trucks not to use the road. Earlier this year,  a truck traveling down the road got hung up in the power lines, knocking out power to more than 5,000 customers.

Staff told council that the OPP also stepped up enforcement in the area, at the Town’s request. The OPP report that the biggest problem in the area is people rolling through stop signs and a number of fines were issued.

During the same meeting, councillors also agreed to a $4 million reconstruction and extension of Salmon Avenue. The road will lead to the new arena and multi-use community centre.