Speed limit reduction on County Road 6

By Chad Ingram

Sept. 20 2016

The speed limit on a stretch of County Road 6 between Cranberry Lake Road and Eagle Lake will drop from 80 km/h to 70 km/h.

Haliburton County roads director Craig Douglas reviewed a request from a resident that the speed limit be lowered using the Canadian Guidelines for Establishing Posted Speed Limits produced by the Transportation Association of Canada.

“I think it’s important when we get these kinds of requests we don’t just stick our thumbs in the air” Douglas told members of the county roads committee during a Sept. 14 meeting.

The guidelines use a metric that takes factors such as hills corners number of entrances etc. into consideration.

“Seventy kilometres is what the guideline is recommending” Douglas said. “I’m not about to argue with that outcome.”

The change also means that speed reduction in the area will go from 70 km/h to 50 km/h instead of 80 km/h to 50 km/h.

Douglas said it is not recommended that speed limit transitions be greater than a 20km/h difference although there are still some other areas in the county where this is the case.