West Carrollton’s city council has approved lowering the speed limit of the Central Avenue-Dixie Drive corridor in hopes of making the roadway safer for foot and bicycle traffic.
The council voted Tuesday to lower the speed from 35 mph to 25 mph on the stretch of road between Interstate 75 exit 47 to Elm Street. The change goes into effect October 11.
Along with the addition of nearly 80 parking spots on the corridor, the speed limit reduction is part of the city’s plan to revitalize its downtown area.
“In order to effectively create the environment for the new Miami Bend Entertainment District, we want to make the corridor pedestrian and bicycle friendly,” West Carrollton planning director Greg Gaines said in a release.
The city is also planning reconstruction of the Cedar Street intersection, realignment of the bike path and the installation of landscape improvements along the corridor to spur further economic development.
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