Another round of grants will provide safety improvements and advancement of initiatives through the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund. A release from SGI and the provinces states that more than $1.3 million in funding has been awarded to 55 projects that will improve traffic safety in 49 communities across Saskatchewan.  

Those grants focus on different aspects of traffic and pedestrian safety as determined by communities and municipalities.  

Among the local regions receiving support in this round of funding are: 

  • The RM of Bjorkdale receiving $8,760 for speed bumps to be installed a Marean Lake. 

  • A crosswalk and speed awareness project on Kawacatoose First Nation amounting to $43,067. 

  • Highway speed awareness project for the town of Kinistino costing $8,372. 

  • RM of Pleasantdale with $7,448 in funding for digital signs at Kipabiskau. 

  • A traffic speed project for Wynyard receiving 4,186 in funding. 

"I am thrilled to see communities benefit from the Traffic Safety Fund with projects that will make Saskatchewan streets safer," Minister Responsible for SGI Dustin Duncan said. "I would like to thank those who submitted applications and encourage all municipalities to consider applying for traffic safety projects in their communities." 

Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants range from $1,148 to $100,000. 

Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants are awarded to communities twice a year, using proceeds from Photo Speed Enforcement. With this latest round of grants, $11.5 million has been provided through the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund since its establishment in 2019. 

Applications are currently being accepted for the next round of funding. The application deadline is Sept. 30, 2024. More details, including a full list of funding communities, are available at the SGI website.