Originally Posted by mersar
And yet they shouldn't since the entire downtown core is 50km/h or lower to my knowledge.
60 I can see being done on that stretch as it looks like most of the work on Glenmore is just utilizing the existing roadway, meaning that after the additional lanes are added there will be less shoulder. Currently during rush hour you don't even get near that from when I've gone through there, and its currently signed at 80.
I think the 60 limit is more or less just acknowledging reality. Even at 6:00AM I frequently get stuck behind drivers going 60-70 down this stretch, anyway. I don't think these drivers even look at the road signs, they just see it is a single lane and automatically go 60. Once they get to Glenmore Trail proper, these drivers speed up to 90, because it's now two lanes.
As much as I hate to say it, Westbound Glenmore from 37th to Sarcee also needs to be dropped to 70 or lower. There are frequent collisions there due to traffic suddenly halting from the Sarcee intersection backup and/or people making last minute lane cut-ins, and/or people following too closely because they don't want people making last-minute lane cut-ins.
I'm glad to see the lane changes, this is pretty much exactly what I was hoping they would do.