The Monroe City Council voted Tuesday to lower the speed limit on McDaniel and Alcovy Streets from 45 mph to 35 mph on all stretches of
The recommendations were made after a traffic Study by Teck & Wood, Inc. established that with the speed posted at 45 mph on these stretches of McDaniel and Alcovy streets respectively, the average speed of vehicles traveling on those roads was actually 54 and 53 mph respectively. Lowering the speed limit reportedly makes the roads, all the way out to the city limits, safer.
It also opens up the additional stretches on those roads to allow for the use of golf carts. In order for anybody to drive a golf cart within the Monroe City limits, the speed limit has to be a maximum of 35 mph.