Yorktown town board members will be drafting a local law to increase the speed limit on Underhill Avenue, from Route 118 to the Taconic State Parkway.
The current speed limit is 30 mph, which was lowered from 40 mph about 20 years ago when the town took control of the road from the county. Officials are now proposing to increase that limit back to 40 mph.
Supervisor Michael Grace said he presented the possibility for changing the speed limit and wanted to see if there was a consensus among board members. The board would have to draft the law, advertise it and hold a public hearing before any changes to the speed limit are made.
Councilman Dave Paganelli presented the board with statistics which were provided by the Yorktown Police Department. Underhill Avenue, a major road, is approximately 2 miles long and borders state-owned Routes 118 and 129.
According to statistics from the police department, the road was surveyed between Nov. 25, 2008 and Dec. 8, 2008. During that time an average of 17,685 vehicles traveled on the road per day. In addition, the average speed on the road was 48 mph, according to findings.
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