Speed reduction in NDIP
PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO
The town council of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot adopted a motion at the July 13 council meeting to reduce the speed limit on Saint-Joseph Boulevard south, between Don-Quichotte and Boulevard Perrot, from 80 km/hr to 70 km/hr.
“We’ve had many issues and are responding to requests from citizens to lower the speed limit,” Mayor Danie Deschênes told those assembled. “We’ve verified with traffic experts and also with the Sûreté du Québec and their recommendations were to reduce the speed limit by 10 km/hr.”
The road lies primarily in the agricultural section but transitions to a residential sector closer to Boulevard Perrot. In that area, the limit will stay at 50 km/hr.
“We haven’t yet addressed this portion of Saint-Joseph,” said Deschênes indicating the northbound portion of the road but added council is waiting for further recommendations from traffic studies.