Spallumcheen motorists slowing down

Data from the township’s 2015 speed reader radar shows the majority of drivers are conscious of speeds

Speeders in Spallumcheen appear to be slowing down in some areas, while a lead foot remains on other roads.

Data from the township’s 2015 speed reader radar shows the majority of drivers are conscious of speeds and stick close to the posted limits.

In fact, one station on Otter Lake Road showed the average speed was 57 km/h, which is well below the 70 km/h limit. That data was collected from 4,351 south bound vehicles in the 970 block  between April 30 and May 7.

Yet in the north bound lane, a two-day reading at the same location showed the average speed as 75.

Speed appears to still be a factor on Salmon River Road, where data from June shows averages between 78 and 84.

One driver was clocked going 150 kilometres in a 70 zone on Pleasant Valley Road in March.

Spall sells former park

Funds spent on Spallumcheen’s new McLeod subdivision park are back in the coffers.

The township finally sold the lot, which was one of two parks dedicated when the subdivision was built.

“They both just deteriorated to nothing,” said Mayor Janice Brown, as a new park was built on one lot and the other put up for sale.

“The park was built probably 25 years ago. It was treed and grown up and it was on a bank,” said Brown.

“It definitely wasn’t safe for someone to send their children to.”

Spallumcheen has finally sold the lot, therefore replenishing the funds used to construct the new park.

“It’s been listed for two to two-and-a-half years,” said Brown.