North Hudson neighborhood won’t see lower speed limit request
NORTH HUDSON — Some residents in the North Hudson hamlet of Underwood want the speed limit near their homes reduced.
Town Supervisor Ronald Moore told the North Hudson Town Council he has received a request from Underwood residents who want the speed on Route 9 in their area lowered from 50 mph, town minutes show. They feel some drivers are driving too fast through the hamlet.
Moore said he spoke with Mark Bonfey, a New York State Department of Transportation supervisor for the area, who said they will look at the traffic patterns and make a recommendation.
The residents also said rumble strips on the sides of the road make too much noise when drivers veer off a little, affecting their quality of life.
Moore told the Press-Republican that, since the meeting, he has heard from DOT that the speed limit will not be lowered, but the town could get a permit to install a flashing radar speed sign to try to slow drivers down.
He said the DOT also told him the rumble markers are a safety feature and will remain.
In other business:
EQUALIZATION RATE: The town got a 100 percent equalization rate from the State Office of Real Property Services.
SIGNS: Written notification arrived from DOT that business signs at the North Hudson exit ramps from Interstate 87 must be taken down.