Speeding tickets take jump in Oakwood

Word of advice: If you’re thinking about speeding on Shroyer Road in Oakwood, don’t.

While there have only been 17 full days in the month of July, Oakwood has already surpassed the total number of moving citations along Shroyer Road issued for the entire month of June.

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In just the past two weeks, Oakwood officers have issued 27 moving citations on Shroyer Road. In June, officers issued 25 in total.

Twenty-seven is also tied for the highest number of monthly moving citations issued by Oakwood police this year, matching February’s mark.

The speed limit along a one-mile stretch of Shroyer was reduced to 25 mph two weeks ago.

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Originally, the speed limit on Shroyer was 35 mph. Construction on the mile-long stretch of Shroyer for a lane reduction project caused the city to reduce the speed limit and declare the roadway a construction zone, doubling the fines for anyone caught speeding.

Once construction is complete around fall, Shroyer road will have a completely different look, reducing the total number of car lanes from four to two, with protected left turn lanes installed for safety.

We’ve reached out to the Oakwood Public Safety Department and will update this story when we hear from them.

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