30km School Zone, Speed Tables & 3-Way Stop Signs on Kelsar Ave

New 30km school zone signs and two new speed tables were recently installed on Keslar Ave following a motion to study speed and safety on this street. I’ve received inquires as to why the 30km school zone signs went in. The City of Winnipeg is authorized to install 30km school zone signs by public and private schools. Richmond Montessori School is located INSIDE Southland Church at 85 Keslar. The school doubled in size this past year and is open from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm weekdays. There also is a City of Winnipeg playground just to the north of the Montessori School where many young children play daily and in the evenings and weekends. With the population growing in the area (more apartments / houses / condos) many more children are attending the school and playground area.

Please also note that there will be 3-way stop signs installed at Keslar and Lee Blvd. in the near future. Traffic patterns are changing as the community grows. I fully expect when Bison opens up through to Kenaston, and when North Town Road connects to Lee Blvd in the near future to service the two new schools and community centre, traffic patterns will again change. Change is one of the challenges a growing community must deal with on a regular basis. If you have further questions, please contact me at jlukes@winnipeg.ca