Fredonia Board Holds Off On Lowering Route 20’s Speed Limit

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FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – The Village of Fredonia Board has ‘tapped the breaks’ on a law that would have lowered the speed limit of a popular throughfare.

A local law was proposed to lower the speed limit on sections of Route 20 in the village. Specifically, parts of East Main Street would be lowered to 30 m.p.h. with the school zone marked at 20 m.p.h.

However, Mayor Doug Essek, speaking during a public hearing on the matter, recommended pausing a vote on the resolution due to a hold-up from the New York State Department of Transportation.

Specifically, the DOT plans to conduct a traffic study sometime next spring.

“It might not happen with in the 62 days that we have to hold a vote on it, so its up to the board, but, id like to have you consider adjuring the meeting until we have a solid answer from the DOT after their traffic study, wehter or not they will allow us to change the village code to lower the speed limit,” explained Mayor Essek.

The Board of Trustees ultimately voted to table the vote until the DOT could conduct their traffic study.


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