New Castle News

December 7, 2013

Speed limits set on city streets

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — New Castle City Council has approved setting a 20-mph speed limit on some East Side streets.

The streets getting the reduced speed limit are:

•Addis Street from East Washington Street to Wilson Avenue

•Warren Avenue from East Washington Street to Syling Street

•Syling Street to Jackson Avenue

•National Street from Vogan Street to Syling Street

•Wooley Avenue from dead end to Vogan Street

•Gretchen Avenue from Frank Avenue to dead end.

Cpl. Christopher Fabian, New Castle police traffic officer, recommended the changes, saying he has received complaints for near accidents, reportable accidents and speeders in that area. The streets also are narrow, he said, with very limited or no sidewalks.

Council approved three other traffic rule changes involving stop signs:

•A stop sign will be placed at the corner of Syling Street and Wooley Avenue, creating a four-way stop.

•Two stop signs will be placed on Addis Street, at the intersection with Randolph Street, thus creating a three-way stop.

•A stop sign will be placed on the northwest corner of Forrest Street at Pearl Street. Fabian said Forrest Street does not have a stop sign governing westbound traffic, adding there is a sight line obstruction because of the narrowness of the street and hills.