Speed sign confusion to be corrected, says Harrison mayor

Drivers need to use 'common sense' in new school zone

After several years of waiting, there is now a school zone on Hot Springs Road. However, there may also be a bit of confusion over the signage in the area, because of the close proximity of the school zone, which states 30 km/h, and the regular speed sign, which states 50 km/h.

Harrison Mayor Leo Facio said he’s “assuming they’ve forgotten to take it down,” referring to the ministry of transportation which oversees speed limits and signage on B.C. highways. But he added that Village administration has already been in contact with the ministry to have the situation recitified.

“We’ve already been in touch with them,” he said.

In the meantime, he said “people need to use a bit of common sense” in figuring out the speed zone. The slower zone was added to increase safety for children who use the road.

“I don’t care if there is one child or 100 using that route,” Facio said. “We’re just trying to make it safer for the children.”

Getting the school zone approved by MoT was one of Facio’s first orders of business when elected, he added. In addition to the new zone, there is also a larger stop sign at the Lillooet Ave and Hot Springs Rd. three-way stop.

It was during his previous administration when the Village extended the sidewalks from Hot Springs Road to Walnut, he added. and put in a crosswalk from Walnut to Poplar.

A former bus driver, Facio said that areas where buses are coming and going can be dangerous for young children as they dart through parked cars and buses to meet with their parents.

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