A new temporary speed reduction along 19th Avenue Northeast is receiving praise from Swift Current city council on Monday night.

One of the voices in council chambers in favour of the 30 km/hr speed limit, from May to September, was Councillor Ryan Switzer. 

"I've had lots of citizens reach out to me about doing something to enhance the safety measures," he said. "Whether it's more signage or whether it's appealing to lower the speed limit. It's definitely something that's been brought forward to council, the 57's, and I imagine Swift Current Minor Baseball numerous times."

Switzer, who also serves as the president of the Swift Current 57's, credited Infrastructure and Operations and Community Services for making the change happen.

"There's a lot of traffic along that road and a lot of excited kids anxious to track down foul balls," he said. "It's nice to see an added safety measure along 19th for the summer months."

As many of you're aware, the 57's offer kids that retrieve foul balls from WCBL games a Lonnie.