York Region lowers speed limits on 11 sections of regional roads
Growing population, varied usages cited as reasons for lower speeds
May 3, 2022
York Region residents will have to keep a close eye on their speedometer after York Region council approved reducing speed limits on 11 sections of regional roads.
To notify travellers of the speed limit changes, “New” signs will be posted above the speed limit signs at the beginning of each affected speed zone.
Annual reviews of speed limits take into account several factors, including adjusting speeds in areas with new community growth and increasing traffic volumes, and revising speeds to allow drivers to have an appropriate time to react to potential hazards.
“We continue seeing more and more people walking and cycling,” King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini, chair of the region’s transportation services committee, said.
“These speed limit reductions protect those choosing active transportation, as well as travelling in vehicles.”
York Region chair and CEO Wayne Emmerson said as communities continue to grow, it is important to review and adjust speed limits to ensure they are appropriate for the changing ways people are travelling
Speed limit revisions are being introduced to the following stretches of roadway:
Yonge Street from Olive Street/Beckett Avenue to Queensville Sideroad -- 60 km/h to 50 km/h;
Doane Road from 2nd Concession Road to Leslie Street -- 70 km/h to 60 km/h;
Mount Albert Road from Leslie Street to 100 m east of Colonel Wayling Boulevard -- 60 km/h to 50 km/h;
Leslie Street/The Queensway South from 244 m south of Ravenshoe Road to 80 m south of Joe Dale Drive -- 70 km/h to 60 km/h;
Leslie Street from 840 m south of Holborn Road to 244 m south of Ravenshoe Road -- 80 km/h to 70 km/h;
Park Road from Hwy. 48 to 800 m south of Hwy. 48 -- 80 km/h to 70 km/h;
Hwy. 7 from Hwy. 50 to Vaughan Valley Boulevard -- 80 km/h to 60 km/h;
Hwy. 27 from Hwy. 7 to 500 m south of Nashville Road -- 70 km/h to 60 km/h;
Hwy. 27 from 300 m north of Hedgerow Lane to King-Vaughan Road -- 80 km/h to 70 km/h;
Weston Road from Teston Road to King-Vaughan Road -- 80 km/h to 70 km/h; andJane Street from 671 m north of Teston Road to King-Vaughan Road – 80 km/h to 70 km/h.