Woodstock OKs study on downtown speed limits

Woodstock has hired Southeastern Engineering Inc. to gather and analyze data on four streets in and around downtown to determine if a reduction in speed limits from 35 to 25 mph is justified.
Woodstock has hired Southeastern Engineering Inc. to gather and analyze data on four streets in and around downtown to determine if a reduction in speed limits from 35 to 25 mph is justified.

Credit: Southeastern Engineering Inc

Credit: Southeastern Engineering Inc

The Woodstock City Council has approved a speed study for Rope Mill Road other corridor segments in the downtown tax allocation district, to see whether it’s justified to reduce existing speed limits from 35 to 25 mph.

Southeastern Engineering Inc. will be paid $11,840 to look at Rope Mill from Main Street to Woodstock Parkway; Arnold Mill Road from Dobbs Road to Main; Towne Lake Parkway from Main to Mill Street; and Dupree Road from the I-575 bridge to Main.

The consultant said in its professional services agreement that it will record speed and traffic volumes and prepare an engineering and traffic investigative report, per Georgia Department of Transportation standards, that will include an analysis of observed speeds, crash data and existing conditions.

If a reduction in speed limits is found to be justified, a report will be submitted to GDOT for its consideration.