Speed Limits Being Reconsidered

Drivers may soon be able to take advantage of higher speed limits on some local roadways.

Chatham-Kent Council is being asked to consider raising the limits to 90 km/h from 80 km/h on sections of Charing Cross Rd., Countryview Line, Irish School Rd., McCreary Line, Kent Bridge Rd., Longwoods Rd., Merlin Rd., Middle Line and Clachan Rd.

At the same time, the current 60 km/h speed limit zone on Kent Bridge Rd. in Kent Bridge could be reduced to 50 km/h.

The total cost for road improvements and signs this year is $45,400. Increased maintenance will run $11,400 annually.