A total of 80 Saskatchewan communities have been approved for Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grants totaling $1.34 million.

The funding will help install pedestrian pathways, increase speed limit signage and improve school zone safety in rural, urban and Indigenous communities all across the province.

The Town of Shaunavon applied for three flashing pedestrian crosswalk signs at each of the community's schools, and has been approved for just over $13,000.

Shaunavon CAO Tara Fritz said, "At the school zones we've identified that safety is of most importance to the Town of Shaunavon. Therefore, we applied for the three. TC Energy has provided us a grant for one of the three, and the balance of the grant funding is coming from the SGI Traffic Safety Grant."

TC Energy's Build Strong Community Giving Program donated $7,000.

The Town of Shaunavon plans to install these signs later this summer and in the early fall.

Past grant money has been used to install pedestrian crosswalk signs on Third Avenue West and also on Center Street.