Lower speed limit adopted for dangerous stretch of highway

A highways ministry official puts a 90-kilometre-an-hour sign on display in June. Many of the signs have since been vandalized or stolen. (Stefani Langenegger/CBC)

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is not happy that signs warning drivers to slow down at a dangerous stretch of highway have been vandalized and stolen.

"If you know identity of the jackwagons stealing 90 km/hr signs in high collision corridor east of [Regina,] report to local police or [RCMP]," Wall said on his Twitter account Thursday.

A government spokesperson said five signs warning that a 90-kilometre-an-hour zone was ahead were knocked down. Three other other 90 km/hr signs were stolen.

The signs were put up early in June to improve safety at a dangerous stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, also known as Highway 1.

The speed limit that had been 110 km/h from the Pilot Butte access to just east of the Highway 48 junction was lowered to 90 km/h.

Police said until the stolen signs are replaced, they will issue warning tickets to drivers going faster than 90.