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Village Looks to Reduce Speed on Area Roads

The public can comment at the Westhampton Beach Village's work session on Jan. 23.

At the request of several residents, the Village of Westhampton Beach is looking to reduce the speed limit on four area roads — Rogers Avenue, Rogers Avenue Ext., Hazelwood Avenue and Bridle Path.

According to Rebecca Molinaro, village clerk, the move comes after a November meeting in which residents of Rogers Avenue complained of speeding.

"The village police put the speed trailer down there and found that the majority of motorists were traveling the speed limit, which is 35 miles per hour," she said.

However, to slow traffic on the residential streets, Molinaro said the board has opted to reduce the speed limit from 35 to 25.

A public hearing was held on Jan. 3, however, Molinaro said no village residents stood to spoke on the proposal so the board voted to extend the hearing to Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.

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Elyse Richman January 09, 2013 at 03:40 PM
The Speed Limit on Main St is 25 , so many people speed right in the middle of the village everyday, a street much busier than Rogers, Hazelwood and Bridle Path. How many speeding tickets are issued ? Just change the whole village to 25 why just the need for these streets .Speed Bumps are needed on Main St , there are crosswalks that cars don't slow down at,my son had to witness a speeding car hit a dog on Main St in Dec, unfortunately the dog died. It was horrible to witness that.

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