Traffic Bylaws

Res #: 6-01A
Number: 6
Year: 2001
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Relations

Resolution No. 6-01A

WHEREAS, municipalities are experiencing a higher volume of trucks due to elevator closures in the province; and

WHEREAS, trucks are choosing routes which were not designed for either the weight or volume of the trucks; and

WHEREAS, Section 161(1)(d) of The Urban Municipality Act allows councils to pass a bylaw to “designate roads within the urban municipality that any vehicle or class of vehicles are required to follow in entering or traversing the urban municipality”;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we urge the provincial government to amend The Rural Municipality Act, 1989 to allow a similar bylaw to be passed in rural municipalities.

Response from Hon. Ron Osika:

The use of designated vehicle routes in rural municipalities could create traffic problems between municipalities, especially when one municipality has designated a connecting road as a heavy haul route and the other has implemented a road ban restricting all heavy traffic.

MAH will consider this request as part of its ongoing legislative review; however, a method to coordinate RM decisions would have to be found. SARM is invited to suggest a solution to this problem.