Old Military Road Gets Slower 40 MPH Speed Limit

“It will take a little while until the new signs are posted”

A new lower speed limit on Old Military Road in Lake Placid is making it’s way through official channels and residents and commuters could see Signs Posting the new 40 Miles Per Hour Speed Limit by Summer..

North Elba Highway Superintendent Larry Straight..  tells us Essex County Highway Superintendent Tony Levigne is going to follow suit with the Town of North Elba in their request and if all goes well at the Department of Transportation, the speed limit will be lowered to 40 Miles Per Hour… The Actual Limit didn’t start at 40 however, it actually was proposed at 35..  and just from Caroline Road to Bear Cub Lane.. Councilman Bob Miller agreed with the concept in principle but only from the firehouse down to the Horse Show Grounds..

Councilman Derrick Doty said he’s a bit torn because he would like to see from the foot of the hill at the fire Station to the Olympic Training Center controlled.. The original request from the County of 35 Miles Per Hour was going to have some trouble passing but Councilman Jay Rand was in line with that and proposed the 40 Miles Par Hour Compromise to the resolution.. Miller suggested again that there were two different portions of the road and that perhaps they should be treated differently with the split at the firehouse but his proposal was having trouble gaining any traction among the other members

AUDIO – 011514 – Old Military Road Speed Limit Reduced to 40 Mph

The final resolution reduced the speed limit to 40 Miles Per Hour for the entire length of Old Military Road and was passed with Miller voting against the concept saying he couldn’t support it for the entire stretch…  The Resolution of support will return to EssexCounty where it will be presented to the DOT for their approval..  When the actual speed limit changes and new signs are posted will depend on how long the resolution sits in the hands of the Department of Transportation.

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