TOWN OF LEE — A decreased pace restrict for a highway on the outskirts of Lee Heart, plus a subdivision intersection turning into a four-way cease, are amongst adjustments on city roadways.
The strikes, addressed on the City Board assembly on March 9, took impact final week in accordance with city Freeway Superintendent William Baker.
• The pace restrict on Slone Highway, situated on the western fringe of Lee Heart, is now 45 mph as an alternative of 55 mph.
The city not too long ago had requested that the state decrease it from 55 mph to 40 mph, however throughout the City Board assembly it was famous that the state as an alternative authorized a discount to 45 mph.
The roughly 1.5-mile-long highway now has 4 new speed-limit indicators, mentioned Baker, including the city equipped the indicators they usually had been put in final week by a county crew with the wanted gear. He mentioned there beforehand had been no speed-limit indicators posted there.
Residents alongside the highway had complained about drivers utilizing it with extreme pace, Lee Supervisor John Urtz has mentioned relating to the rationale for the speed-limit discount request.
• The intersection of Thomas and Nice drives within the unique Delta Terrace subdivision is now a four-way cease, mentioned Baker, following a county crew’s set up final week of two cease indicators on Nice Drive that had been equipped by the city. There already had been cease indicators on Thomas Drive.
The City Board on March 9 authorized a movement for the four-way cease after it was requested by Baker.
He mentioned residents had expressed issues to him about some near-accidents for autos on the intersection.
He additionally talked about some shrubbery close to the intersection that isn’t throughout the municipal right-of-way however can pose an obstruction and make circumstances “powerful to see” for drivers ensuring turns. A four-way cease will assist “take that hidden hazard away,” Baker commented.
That is the second road-signage change in lower than two years for that intersection. In July 2019 the City Board authorized inserting two cease indicators on Thomas Drive rather than yield indicators.