Speed limit change for Greenville Loop Rd needs second vote
By WECT Staff | March 16, 2021 at 8:58 PM EDT – Updated March 16 at 11:56 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Wilmington City Council voted 4 to 3 in favor of an ordinance to reduce the general speed limit from 40 mph to 35 mph on Greenville Loop Road and from 30 mph to 25 mph in the Bradley Creek Elementary School zone.
As the vote was not unanimous, the ordinance is scheduled for a second reading on April 6.
The ordinance was sponsored by Council member Charlie Rivenbark and seconded by Clifford Barnett.
Council member Margaret Haynes said she would have preferred to see a trial period with the new traffic control devices due to be installed soon before reducing the speed limit.
In 2003, City Council adopted an ordinance to establish the current speed limits on Greenville Loop Road and in the Bradley Creek Elementary school zone.
Early in March 2021, staff made a presentation to City Council detailing current conditions and making recommendations for additional traffic control devices to be installed in order to improve the safe and proper use of the road.
Rivenbark proposed the ordinance to reduce the speed limits in addition to the approved traffic control devices.
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