News Flash

City of Chestermere News

Posted on: October 4, 2021

Coming soon: Speed limit reduction on Chestermere Blvd.

Speed limit to be lowered to 60 km/hr on Chestermere Blvd.

Permanent signage will soon be installed indicating a speed limit reduction from 80 km/h to 60 km/h on Chestermere Boulevard from Invermere Drive to Range Road 284. 

“This summer, Council requested that City Staff examine how to enhance road safety on Chestermere Boulevard,” said Sgt. Trever Bowman with Chestermere Municipal Enforcement. “After a traffic safety review was presented to Council, the decision was made to reduce the speed limit in this area in the interest of pedestrian and commuter safety, and in preparation for the planned future growth of the City and increased traffic volume on the Boulevard.”  

The traffic safety review was completed in collaboration with Alberta Transportation, Chestermere Municipal Enforcement and RCMP Officers, and staff from the City’s Planning, Development and Roads departments. 

The review provided an analysis of pedestrian and cyclist use of the roadway as well as data on the total number of speed violations and traffic collisions over the last 4-5 years.  

“Approximately 183 violation tickets were issued for speeding in the 80 km/h section of Chestermere Blvd. between 2016 and 2020,” says Sgt. Bowman. “Most ticketed vehicles were travelling 20-30 km/h over the posted speed limit and speeds in excess of 140 km/h were also recorded.”  

Sgt. Bowman added that since 2017, there have been 74 motor vehicle collisions within the 80 km/h section of Chestermere Blvd., with nearly a third of those resulting in injuries. 

“Another important factor that was examined was the number of pedestrians and cyclists that use this roadway, specifically between Invermere Drive and Rainbow Road, as there are no sidewalks in this area,” adds Sgt. Bowman. “Many people are using the shoulders to walk, run and cycle to recreational or educational facilities.” 

In addition to considerations about pedestrian and commuter safety, the Council presentation also provided details about how future growth will increase traffic and pedestrian use along Chestermere Blvd. 

To accommodate new developments in the area, the City plans to install an additional set of traffic lights at the intersection of Chestermere Blvd. and Merganser Drive for the communities of Chelsea and Dawson’s Landing. 

“Traffic lights will be installed in 2022 and will provide a speed reduction between Range Road 284 and Rainbow Road,” explains Sgt. Bowman. “So, setting a speed limit of 60 km/h on Chestermere Blvd. will also provide drivers with a consistent speed limit when travelling through Chestermere.” 

Community Peace Officers and Chestermere RCMP will be taking a gradual enforcement approach once the permanent speed reduction signs are installed.

“Officers will be primarily focusing on education for the first few weeks to ensure commuters are aware of the speed limit changes, however tickets will still be issued depending on the circumstances,” adds Sgt. Bowman. 

To review the full Council presentation and a summary of the traffic safety report, visit and select the September 7 meeting under ‘Past Council Meetings,’ or click here.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Chestermere News

Winter Lights Festival 2021

The Winter Lights Festival is Back!

Posted on: November 23, 2021
Remembrance Day 2

Remembrance Day 2021 Information

Posted on: November 3, 2021
2021 Results Icon

2021 Municipal Election Results

Posted on: October 18, 2021
Voting Days

2021 Municipal Election Voting Days

Posted on: October 1, 2021
leak detection program - summer 2021

EPCOR leak detection program continues

Posted on: August 11, 2021
library board

Seeking new Library Board Members!

Posted on: August 4, 2021
Emergency in Progress (1)

Water Main Break

Posted on: July 13, 2021
cnada day (4)

Canada Day Mayor's Message 2021

Posted on: July 1, 2021
Love and the Lake Story

Love, the Lake, and a Legacy

Posted on: June 22, 2021
mdm covid video updates (1)

May COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 20, 2021
thank you volunteers!

Thank you Chestermere Volunteers!

Posted on: April 21, 2021
mayors covid video updates (5)

COVID-19 Update for April

Posted on: April 6, 2021
EPCOR sewer line inspection begins next week

EPCOR to begin sewer line inspections

Posted on: March 19, 2021
YIR Report

2020 Year in Review Report Available

Posted on: February 18, 2021
feb cover final

Mayor Chalmers' February COVID-19 Update

Posted on: February 8, 2021
lakeside letter_Jan 29

Lakeside Greens Golf Course Update

Posted on: January 29, 2021
Winter 2021 Comm Guide Post 1a

City Launches New Community Guide

Posted on: January 14, 2021
video cover

2020 Year In Review Video

Posted on: December 31, 2020
snowfall warning

Snow plowing continues in Chestermere

Posted on: December 22, 2020
mayors covid video updates

COVID-19 Update from Mayor Chalmers

Posted on: November 6, 2020
Kraft Hockeyville Rally

Let's Rally Chestermere!

Posted on: January 24, 2020
2019 Highlights Cover

City of Chestermere 2019 Highlights

Posted on: January 3, 2020
Chestermere RCMP incident Dec 21

UPDATED RCMP Incident in Progress

Posted on: December 21, 2019

Updated bylaws in place for 2020

Posted on: December 18, 2019
Christmas Video Cover

Holiday Message from City Council

Posted on: December 20, 2019
Tax Cut Graphic

Another 2% Tax Cut for Chestermere

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Sept 25 CRCA_2

*Updated* Recreation Centre to remain open

Posted on: September 25, 2019
black bins coming soon

Black Carts Coming This Year

Posted on: August 27, 2019

Chestermere Utilities Inc. is Finished

Posted on: August 19, 2019
Spring 2019 Newsletter3

May Mayor's Message

Posted on: May 6, 2019
storm update

Chestermere's Spring Storm Response

Posted on: April 28, 2019

Township Road 240 Update: April 2019

Posted on: April 4, 2019
CUI Update

Will CUI exist by the end of 2019?

Posted on: April 3, 2019
Pitch In Week

You’re Invited to Pitch-In!

Posted on: February 26, 2019
Arrive Alive Cover

Please don't drink and drive

Posted on: December 27, 2018
Holiday Cooking Safety

Preventing holiday cooking fires

Posted on: December 17, 2018
incident update

Incident in Chestermere Update

Posted on: November 26, 2018
Bernies First Day

August Mayor's Message

Posted on: August 2, 2018
july mayors message

July Mayor's Message

Posted on: July 12, 2018
Mayors Message Image

Thank you! (June Mayor's Message)

Posted on: June 5, 2018
speeding story web

No Need for Speed

Posted on: May 25, 2018
road work may 2018

Coming Soon to a Road Near You…

Posted on: May 22, 2018
Strat Plan Image

Council sets Strategic Plan for the City

Posted on: February 21, 2018
Election Notification

Notice of Municipal Election

Posted on: September 20, 2021