It's been nearly a year since the plebiscite in which Estevan residents voiced their support for 40 kilometre per hour speed limits on the majority of Estevan's roads, but it'll be some time yet before Estevan City Council passes a new speed limit bylaw.
Mayor Roy Ludwig said Council and the police board have had discussions on the issue, and an agreement has finally been reached on how to tackle changes to signage created by lower speed limits.
"Initially we were going to put up all these slower speed limit signs, which would have cost a lot of money," Ludwig said. "Now we have an agreement from the police board that we just have to post outside the city that all streets, unless otherwise posted, will be 40 kilometres (per hour)."
There will be speed limit signs on roads where the limit is 50 kilometres per hour.
Ludwig said they are getting a price on how many signs they will have to order, and how much those signs will cost.
"We'll put it in the 2014 budget, with the intention that we'll get it done in the spring," said Ludwig.
During last October's civic election, Estevan residents narrowly approved reducing the speed limits from 50 kilometres per hour to 40. A total of 1,468 voters were in favour, while 1,442 were opposed. The reduced speed limits would be enforced on residential and secondary routes.
Arterial roads, such as Fourth Street, Kensington Avenue, Souris Avenue, 13th Avenue and King Street, will remain at 50 kilometres per hour. And roads in industrial areas will also stay at 50.