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Increased speeds cause concern in Wilton



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Thursday, November 09, 2017

A recently paved portion of Isaac Frye Highway may soon return to its unpaved speed limit.

The portion of Isaac Frye Highway from Badger Farm Road stretching to the Wilton-Milford town line was recently paved. Because the town-wide speed limit for paved roads is 30 miles per hour, and the town-wide limit for unpaved road is 25 miles per hour, the speed limit went up by right.

But residents who have taken notice of the increased speeds have voiced their concerns to the Select Board, who will be taking the matter up in a public hearing to be scheduled in the next few weeks. 

“The police chief has expressed support for the concept that 25 miles per hour is probably a reasonable speed for that road, considering it’s windiness, narrowness and visibility,” said Select Board member Kermit Williams. “We agreed with the chief’s analysis.”

Although the board agreed that lowering the speed on that road is likely the best option, according to Williams, the board is required to hold a public hearing and take input from residents before making changes to the municipal road. 

The date for the public hearing has yet to be formally set, but will likely be within the next several weeks, and will be held as part of the board’s regular Select Board meeting, which are held on Monday’s at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be noticed in the newspaper after the date has been officially set. 

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.