Province hands out $1 million to 62 communities for traffic and pedestrian safety projects

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested over one million dollars in 62 communities from the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund.

In total, $1,033,132 worth of grants were handed out, ranging from $1,396 to $100,000.

The funding will help install signage at intersections and school zones and improve pedestrian safety in rural, urban and Indigenous communities across the province.

“I’d like to thank all communities for submitting applications and for their commitment to safety in our province,” Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan said. “I’m pleased we’re able to support an additional 65 projects to increase traffic and pedestrian safety across Saskatchewan.”

The top three totals of the project are going to the Town of Turtleford, the City of Melfort, and the Town of Redvers.

Turtleford received $100,000 for their Active Transportation Revitalisation Project, Melfort received $89,700 for pedestrian safety, and Redvers received $52,242 for a crosswalk sign on Highway 13.

A total of 557 community traffic safety projects have been funded, totalling more than $7.2 million, since the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund was established in 2019.

The next round of applications for the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grant Program is underway, with the deadline set for March 31.

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