The Township of Cranford has been hoping to reduce the speed limit on
Walnut Avenue from 35 to 25, but has hit a roadblock since it's a county road.
At last week’s official meeting, the committee reintroduced an ordinance to reduce the limit in hopes that things can actually move forward this time.
Freeholder B.J. Kowalski, a Cranford resident, has been pushing the speed limit change to the county. Committeeman Kevin Campbell said it is with a “glimmer of hope” that they can change the speed limit this time around thanks to Kowalski’s perseverance with the county.
During the Township’s workshop meeting, Campbell mentioned that it also might be possible that Cranford will have to reduce the speed limit to 30 and then 25 later on the stretch of road, which the committee said would also be acceptable.
Over the past couple of years, residents of Cranford have been urging the township to reduce the limit and now the next step is hoping the county will approve the change.
Currently, the speed limit in front of Cranford Public Library is 25, but further down the road it is 35 miles per hour when school is not in session.
Do you think the speed limit needs to be reduced on Walnut Avenue?