Ocean City Today

St. Luke’s Road to get speed signs, heightened attention

By Brian Gilliland | May 17, 2018

(May 18, 2018) St. Luke’s Road, an important connector road that links Snow Hill to Fruitland, will begin to see more speed enforcement and more signs in the coming days, the county commissioners decided this week.

Acting on a complaint from a resident, the public works department conducted an impromptu traffic study on the road and found that extra attention was warranted.

According to Public Works Director John Tustin, the road was observed between May 2 and May 7. The study found about 3,100 vehicles used the road during those hours, with an average speed of 46 mph. It also found more than 89 percent of traffic exceeded 36 mph.

The citizen was also concerned about speeders because of a school bus stop in the area.

Tustin recommended adding bus stop signs to the vicinity.

Commissioner Ted Elder said the study only included one day where school buses were present, and observed of the 140 or so vehicles logged during the time period, more than half of them were speeding.

The Worcester County portion of the road has no posted speed limit, meaning a limit of 50 mph governs.

The commissioners unanimously approved installing the signs.

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