The Irondequoit Town Board unanimously voted to amend the town speed limit to 30 mph.
In many ways, these changes now align the speed limit in Irondequoit with neighboring suburbs that have already lowered their speed limits on town roads.
This change will largely impact secondary, town-owned, local roadways in Irondequoit.
With a few exceptions, the speed limit on most county roads will remain at 35 mph. County roads that will be lowered to 30 mph are Cooper Road, Titus Ave between Gardham Road and St. Paul Boulevard and the northern ends of St. Paul Boulevard above Pattonwood and Culver Road above Sweet Fern Road.
Additionally, the new law creates reduced school speed zones, 25 mph, on county roads during school hours in the area near the following schools: Seneca School, Thomas Avenue and St. Paul Boulevard; Rogers School, Seneca Avenue; and Laurelton-Pardee School, Norton Road.
Note that most schools in Irondequoit already have school speed zones on town roads
Lastly, the board has elected to lower the speed limit to 25 mph on certain town roads immediately adjacent to schools.
These changes will go into effect on July 1 after the Irondequoit Department of Public Works and the County of Monroe Department of Transportation work to implement the many signage changes that must take place.