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Council Lowers Speed Limit on Stretch of Dunhams Corner Road

The speed limit is now 30 mph on Dunhams Corner Road between the Ireland Brook Bridge and Cranbury Road.

The speed limit on Dunhams Corner Road has been lowered from 40 MPH to 30 MPH along a stretch that has been the focus of a traffic study and safety recommendations.

On Monday night, the township council voted unanimously to lower the speed limit on Dunhams Corner Road between the Ireland Brook Bridge and Cranbury Road from 40 MPH to 30 MPH.

The reduction in speed came at the recommendation of the township Planning Department, who conducted a traffic study on Dunhams Corner Road in light of accidents there, the worst of which claimed the lives of a husband and wife in September as they walked home from Young Israel.

Lane narrowing will also be performed to ease traffic along the roadway, and alterations are already underway on the pedestrian signals where Hardenberg Lane and Ryders Lane intersect the road, according to planning and zoning director Greg Potkulski.

According to Potkulski's report at the Feb. 5 council meeting, 148 accidents were reported on Dunhams Corner Road in the past three years.

Alan April 06, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Amen to that! If having an accident was a good reason to lower the speed limit they should take a look at setting the limit on Rt. 18 at 25 mph.
Christopher April 06, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Well, now that a pedestrian has been killed on Route 18, I assume the township will be forced to lower the speed limit there to 30mph as well. Because that would make COMPLETE sense.
John Romano April 06, 2013 at 01:03 AM
.....(buzzer sounds!!) WRONG...absolutely not Christopher!! The correct answer is: 1). The election is over ...and therefore, no one cares!! ...but, we do have some spiffy parting gifts. You get a shiny new property tax hike, reduced frequency trash pickups, and a Walmart!! ....oh ...by the way ...was the mayor seen rushing to the victim's family? No? Well, maybe was he too busy changing all the initials on his polo shirts from a "D's " to "R's"?
Christopher April 06, 2013 at 01:08 AM
LOL. Love your commentary, Mr. Romano!
Norman April 10, 2013 at 02:14 AM
... and be sure to tune in next week as Mr Mayor and his band of gypsies give us even more news about what is NOT being built at the Bermuda Triangle...

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