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Speed limit to be lowered in south end neighbourhood

The Halifax Regional Municipality says the top speed will be 40 km/h on Belmont on the Arm and nearby streets
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The speed limit will soon be lowered in a south end neighbourhood.

The Halifax Regional Municipality says the top speed will be 40 km/h on Belmont on the Arm and nearby streets.

New signage has been posted.

"This initiative, which reflects Council's focus on making communities safer by reducing speeding in residential neighbourhoods, is part of the municipality's road safety actions to move toward zero fatalities and injuries for people using any mode of transportation," said HRM in a news release.

Speed limits on public roadways are legislated by the province's Motor Vehicle Act.

"The MVA allows for the municipality to request posted speed limits below 50 km/h if accompanied by necessary documentation including current operating speeds and roadway characteristics," the municipality added.

HRM staff continue to assess the limits of other neighbourhoods for potential requests of speed reductions.

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