May 21, 2014 11:33 pm

Speed limit to remain 80 km/h on Whitemud Drive

Edmonton's Whitemud Drive.

Global News

EDMONTON – The debate over increasing the speed limit on Whitemud Drive came to an end Wednesday, as City Council voted to keep the limit at 80 km/h.

In August, the Transportation Committee was asked to provide a report on whether or not 80 km/h was a suitable limit for the Edmonton freeway.

READ MORE: City looks into possibility of raising speed limit on Whitemud

After looking at a number of factors, including the volume of traffic compared to other roads, the number of speeding tickets handed out, and the number of collisions, the Transportation Committee recommended keeping the speed limit at 80 km/h.

Wednesday afternoon, councillors decided in favour of the report, keeping the speed limit on the Whitemud at 80 km/h.

The full report can be read below:

 

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