Hanover is reducing the speed limit along 18th Avenue from 2nd Street to 6th Street from 50km to 40 km an hour.
CAO Brian Tocheri says with the new John Diefenbaker Senior School set to open in September, reducing the speed limit makes good sense along this long stretch of road without stop signs.
Not only will the new school increase the traffic volume along 18th Avenue during the school day, but extra curricular activities and community use of the school after hours will mean heavier volumes in the evening as well.
As such, Tocheri says Hanover is going to make 18th Avenue a 40 km speed zone 24 hours a day.
Hanover recently toyed with the idea of reducing the entire Town's speed limit from 50 to 40 km/h.
In order to gauge the public's thoughts on the matter the Town included the proposed 40 km an hour speed limit in the recent Strategic Plan review surveys.
Tocheri says it is clear from the public response that the majority of those surveyed have no interest in lower Hanover's overall speed limit to 40 km an hour. (current speed is 50 km an hour)