Ortt, Hawley will be in Kendall Tuesday to highlight proposal for local control in setting speed limits by schools

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 October 2017 at 10:05 pm

KENDALL – State Sen. Robert Ortt will be in Kendall on Tuesday morning with Assemblyman Steve Hawley to meet with local officials about state legislation that would give local government officials control on setting speed limits with school zones.

Kendall has been trying to have the speed limit by the high school on Route 18 reduced from 50 miles per hour but has been unable to convince the state Department of Transportation to reduce the speed limit.

The DOT has declined to reduce the speed limits by the Kendall school. The state recommended that the Kendall Central School District utilize flashing beacons to help make Rt. 18 safer for students and motorists.

Ortt is pushing legislation that would allow counties to set the speed limits by schools, even if they are located on state roads. Last week Ortt held a press event by Starpoint High School, where school leaders want the speed limit reduced from the current 45 miles per hour.

Ortt and Hawley will be joined Tuesday morning by County Legislator Ken DeRoller, Town Supervisor Tony Cammarata, and School Superintendent Julie Christensen.

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