Beaconsfield rolling out speed reduction plan

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A raised bike path will probably be constructed alongside Beaurepaire Drive close to Beaconsfield Excessive College.

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The town of Beaconsfield has accredited a $410,000 contract to roll out a sequence of visitors calming measures throughout the West Island suburb.

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The town contract, awarded to Les Pavages Asphaltech Inc., requires greater than two dozen measures specified by town’s Velocity Discount Motion and Idea Plan adopted in October of 2021.

Councillor Rob Mercuri mentioned the brand new visitors calming measures embrace velocity humps, curb extensions, lane narrowing, raised intersections and signage round faculties and parks. He mentioned council accredited the Velocity Discount Motion and Idea Plan to assist deal with considerations with dashing in residential areas of Beaconsfield.

“In 2022, the Beaconsfield funds allotted funds to implement a variety of these actions. Step one, rationalized velocity limits throughout city,” Mercuri mentioned.

“All roads throughout Beaconsfield are actually 40 kilometres per hour. Parks and faculties zones are 30 km/h. The one exception is St. Charles Blvd. which stays at 50 km/h.”

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One other measure is a raised bike path at Beaconsfield Excessive College, which runs alongside Beaurepaire Drive from Beaconsfield Courtroom to Wildtree Dr.

Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle supplied extra particulars on the bike path on the July 11 council assembly. He mentioned the concrete curbs will stretch 200 metres alongside Beaurepaire.

“However there are extra velocity discount measures deliberate for not solely the bicycle path,”  he added. “We’ll intervene at 29 totally different places all through town as indicated within the Velocity Discount Motion and Idea Plan.”

Additionally deliberate are raised intersections at Montrose Park, Briarwood Park, Jasper Park, Shannon Park and Windermere Park/Pool and Sherbrooke Academy Sr.

Some visitors claiming measures measures have already been applied.

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For instance, new velocity restrict reductions got here into impact this spring for Woodland Ave. and Beaconsfield Blvd. On April 1, the velocity restrict was lowered to 40 from 50 kilometres per hour on these streets.

Councillor David Newell mentioned Beaconsfield residents have to be “vigilant” when driving by town.

He mentioned police studies point out that “9 occasions out of 10”  drivers caught going by  cease indicators are native residents. “It’s extra of a cautionary name to watch out when going by the intersections,” Newell mentioned. “Listen, as a result of the police are there.”

In different information, Mercuri mentioned a brand new splash pad will quickly open at Briarwood Park. New playground tools can also be being put in as a part of the park’s makeover.

The revamped park was to have opened earlier this month however Mercuri mentioned the  metropolis needed to watch for the  supply of play buildings. “Buildings have to be absolutely put in to be able to then full the safety surfaces,” he mentioned.

The park will open to the general public as soon as security testing has been accomplished.

jmeagher@postmedia.com

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