Albany City Commission plans to vote on new city speed tables

Albany City Commission plans to vote on new city speed tables
Albany City Commissioners will take a vote on the speed tables at the next commission meeting. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany City Commissioners want to add more speed tables across the city.

Chad Warbington, Ward 4 city commissioner, said there are community members making complaints about speeding in their neighborhoods.

Warbington said engineers have been doing studies on these streets to monitor speeds.

Most residential areas speed limits are 35 mph, Warbington said.

He said he has seen people going 55 mph in some of these neighborhoods.

This is dangerous for not only people walking around, Warbington pointed out, but also for cars backing out of their driveways.

Warbington said some of these streets are near schools.

He said there’s actually another speed tracker on the way as well.

“Our police department will be putting automatic radar in school zones. So, exactly what you’re talking about that online program is coming very soon here. In school zones, there will be automatic ticketing radar that’s going to be running for primarily for safety,” Warbington said.

Albany leaders will take a vote on the speed tables at the next commission meeting on Feb. 23.

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