SWANSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — As students return to school, the town of Swansboro is considering a drop in speed limits within the city to increase safety.
The city is proposing to lower speed limits on Highway 24 throughout town from 45 to 35 miles per hour.
The DOT conducted a speed study that determined the town did not need to reduce speed limits but could consider it if they were concerned.
Town Manager Scott Chase said the main source of their concern is the schools that sit along Highway 24.
“With a town like ourselves that is rapidly growing and rapidly developing, we’re becoming more of an urbanized situation,” said Chase. “We have the school that’s in the vicinity where the high rates of speed are occurring. so during school days, that could be problematic.”
The issue will be considered at the town’s Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.
The public is welcome to attend.