GENESEO – The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) agreed to extend the 40 mph zone by Geneseo Central School to Country Club Road.
Mayor Richard Hatheway announced this news to the Village Board Monday night, saying that the spirit of the change is to provide a longer period for southbound drivers on Rte. 39 (Avon Road) to decelerate to the 40 mph speed before reaching the school, and then to 30 mph in the area of Westview Crescent.
“The school’s superintendent, Mr. Hayes, has led the initiative for this for years,” said Hatheway. “DOT found that it would be appropriate to extend the 40 mph speed limit on 39 north to Country Club Road. Orders of the speed zone are being processed for filing with the Secretary of State Installation of Signs.”
However, this is not the only traffic change pursued by Superintendent Tim Hayes, or the Village, or the Town of Geneseo. Over the past few years, all three have advocated for reducing that 40 mph zone to a 30 mph zone.
The Village Board said that DOT gave no indication that they will be going along with a speed reduction in the future.