At the Feb. 5, 2019, City Council meeting, Council had the first reading of a new speed limit ordinance to reduce the speed limit on N. White Chapel Boulevard, from Drum Lane down to Wingate Lane, from 40 miles per hour to 30 mph.
The design consultant for the N. White Chapel bridge repair project analyzed the terrain and the layout of the roadway and recommended to reduce speeds to 30 mph based on engineering standards for roadway design.
Appropriate signs will be placed following this new adoption and prior to reopening the road once construction is complete. This change will be in place for the life of the current bridge.
To date, both headwalls are complete and large rocks known as riprap have been placed up and downstream of the crossing to prevent erosion as a result of inclement weather.
The road will not be reopened until construction is complete.
City Council is set for a second reading of the Ordinance No. 1206 for the reduction, at the next City Council meeting on Feb. 19, 2019.