Nipawin requesting Highway 55 traffic study

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The RM and Town of Nipawin are requesting a traffic study on Highway 55, east of the town following a request from a concerned rural municipality resident.

The specific concern is for traffic accessing the RM subdivisions off of the highway east of the town.

The concern was raised by a resident to the Ministry of Highways, before being redirected to the councils of the RMs and the town, as the Ministry requires both their support before proceeding with a study.

The Town of Nipawin passed the motion to seek the study at their Sept. 13 council meeting, after the RM of Nipawin passed a similar motion at their Aug. 10 meeting.

“It was a formal request, and we decided we would do it together,” said Rennie Harper, Nipawin’s mayor. “It is a joint effort by the two of us.”

There is no timeline set for the study, which will be conducted through the Ministry of Highways.

Jessica R. Durling, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Humboldt Journal

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