People driving on Muskoday First Nation will be noticing some new traffic signage going up soon.

The First Nation has recently been given a community safety grant to replace traffic signs in the community. Cori Pederson, the justice coordinator for Muskoday explained the new signs will also have some language on them which was not there previously.

“The original stop sign will still be there, but below it in a rectangular placard will be Cree, stop will be written in Cree below the stop sign,” she said.

Pederson said replacing traffic signs is something which has needed to be done for awhile as many of the signs have been damaged by graffiti and vandalism along with being old. To get the grants to replace the signs Muskoday worked alongside staff at the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC).

Since the news has come about the community getting a grant to replace the signs Pederson said she has been hearing good things from people in the community about the new signage going up.

“I am getting a really positive feedback from the community members, this is something that has been needed for awhile,” she said.

In the future Pederson said the First Nation is also focused on dealing with another potential safety issue involving the highway which goes through the community.

“I am going to work on lower the speed limit on the highway through our community,” she said.