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Reduce your speed



Newmarket – Plan to slow down as York Regional Council approves reduced speed limits on several Regional roads. These changes reflect the change in land use, such as new developments and traffic patterns, while promoting safety and consistency amongst speed limits for all road users.

Roads with revised speed limits include:

  • Woodbine Avenue from north of Major Mackenzie Drive East  to north of Victoria Square Boulevard North – 70 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Mount Albert Road from east of 2nd Concession Road  to west of Leslie Street – 70 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Green Lane from Bathurst Street to 100 metres west of Woodspring Avenue – 80 km/h to 70 km/h
  • Green Lane from 500 metres east of Yonge Street to Woodbine Avenue – 80 km/h to 70 km/h
  • Holland Landing Road from its intersection with Bathurst Street to north thereof – 70 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Leslie Street from Doane Road extending north on Doane Road – 80 km/h to 60 km/h
  • McCowan Road from Mount Albert Road to north of Mill Road – 80 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Ravenshoe Road from The Queensway South to Thornlodge Drive  – 70 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Ravenshoe Road from Thornlodge Drive to east thereof – 80 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Ravenshoe Road from east of Thornlodge Drive to west of Warden Avenue – 80 km/h to 70 km/h
  • Ravenshoe Road from east of Ravencrest Road to east of Ravencrest Road – 80 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Woodbine Avenue from Glenwoods Avenue to south of Highway 404 off-ramp – 80 km/h to 70 km/h
  • Metro Road from Salvation Army Road to South Drive – 60 km/h to 50 km/h
  • Highway 27 from King-Vaughan Road to south of Oliver Emerson Avenue – 80 km/h to 70 km/h
  • Highway 27 from south of Oliver Emerson Avenue to south of King Road – 80 km/h to 60 km/h
  • Mulock Drive from Bathurst Street to west of Yonge Street – 70 km/h to 60 km/h

As the Region continues to grow, traffic flow is increasingly interrupted by various factors such as traffic volume and traffic signals that may require motorists to come to a complete stop. These factors highlight the importance of reducing travel speeds in relation to a motorist’s ability to safely stop.

To notify travellers of the speed limit changes, “new” signs will be posted above speed limit signs at the beginning of each changed speed zone.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:
Nancy La Neve, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71226
Cell: 289-716-9605
Email: nancy.laneve@york.ca


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