Williston, ND (KEYZ) The Mayor’s office, City Administrator David Tuan and Police Chief David Peterson huddled together this week to discuss beefing up traffic safety around Williston’s schools. This weeks meeting was prompted by inquiries by parents concerned about high speeds around Hagan Elementary which is located near fast moving 26th street. (Please click play icon above to listen to show)
Mayor Klug says several things will happen including more deterrents. “In the long term we have authoriezed the police department hire on seven more officers and create four shifts. This way the day shifts will have more officers on it so they can actually get into those school zones,” says Klug.
In the meantime, those flashing speeds signs will be posted, the mayor says those are effective in reducing speeds, when drivers are shamed — and the streets around Hagan will have posted reduced speeds during school hours. “These signs that we put up that regulate your speeds by telling you how fast you’re going, they work, and we’re going to start adding them to the area out there so people are aware of their speeds and as we get in closer to the school like we have done over by St Joe’s we’re going to reduce the speed limit during school hours,” says the Mayor.