News Council to reduce speed limit on Goulard Road and Golf Course Road SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, staff Monday, Feb. 11th, 2019 West Nipissing council CAO Jay Barbeau. Photo credit: Supplied The days of travelling 70 kilometres an hour on Goulard Road and Golf Course Road in Sturgeon Falls are coming to an end. When West Nipissing councillors next gather at their regularly scheduled meeting, they’ll be passing a motion to reduce the maximum speed limit to 50 kilometres an hour. The main reason for the lower speed limit is safety. Council heard from staff that Golf Course Road has a slope on it so rain can run off the sides instead of accumulating on the road. However, this sloping doesn’t work well for large trucks which have become frequent users of the roadway. CAO Jay Barbeau says it wouldn’t take much for a large vehicle to flip over and adds historically, Golf Course Road was not designed for big trucks. Councillor Dan Roveda agrees that the speed limit needs to come down because he’s noticed that vehicles sometimes hit speeds of 100 kilometres an hour on Golf Course Road. He says considering that more homes are being built on the road, the current speed limit is no longer an option. Councillor Yvon Duhaime told his colleagues some people won’t be happy with the lower limit and he personally preferred dropping it to 60 kilometres an hour. But, Duhaime agreed the majority rules, so the motion to reduce the speed limit to 50 kilometres an hour will be passed at council’s next meeting.