Knowing what steps to take in preparing for future highway and infrastructure improvements is important to the Government of Saskatchewan.
The Town of Kindersley is experiencing an increase in traffic that is expected to continue into the future and since Highway 7 is part of the National Highway System, the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure aims to identify and prioritize future safety and traffic improvements along the highway through Kindersley.
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure hired a consultant to study the Highway 7 corridor through Kindersley in 2018.
A public information session was held to show different options for improvements to address safety long, medium and short-term.
A final report of the study with the preferred corridor plan was presented to Town Council on February 11, 2019.
A survey was held from March 20, 2018 through April 11, 2018 to ask citizens their opinion on the flow of traffic through Kindersley. Some of the feedback from the community included:
- Control speeding on Highway 7
- Improve clarity of lanes and their functions at intersections;
- Improve lighting;
- Ensure traffic signals and other obstructions cannot be hit by trucks;
- ensure vehicles can get to and from the service roads without blocking other traffic; and
- ensure heavy trucking parking is provided where it can be done safely.
The complete results are also available.