UPDATE: Town of Burgaw approves speed limit changes to residential areas with 35 mph

UPDATE: Town of Burgaw approves speed limit changes to residential areas with 35 mph
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 11:23 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Town of Burgaw discussed the issue of town speed limits on their August 9 meeting at the Historic Train Depot at 115 S. Dickerson Street.

Commissioners approved a change that would slow down drivers in one area of the town after residents previously raised safety concerns. The speed limit will change from 35 to 25 mph in West Satchwell Street from South Smith Street and to South Antionette Drive.

According to town officials, the speed limits will focus on residential areas with 35 mph zones. Per the report, they have received a high volume of speeding complaints and believe that speed limit changes may help increase safety in local neighborhoods.

Mayor Olivia Dawson stated that commissioners will, if necessary, look to take similar action in other areas or even a town-wide approach to lowering speed limits.

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