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Speed Limit Reduced on Higbie Lane, Udall Road

Slow down or face a fine, lawmaker says.

The speed limit on Higbie Lane and Udall Road in West Islip has been lowered to 30 mph and new signage has now been put in place, according to County Legis. Tom Barraga. 

The change–from 35 mph to 30 mph–is in effect in both roads, which have become notorious for speeding and serious accidents–from Montauk Highway to Sunrise Highway, Barraga, R-West Islip, said. 

Barraga said the new speed limit will be strictly enforced by Suffolk County police, with violators receiving fines between $75-$150.  

“Adhere to the 30 mph speed limit and you will not have a problem," Barraga said. 

Ecar Iksar February 05, 2014 at 08:57 AM
The traffic is truly frustrating. At least they're trying something. If this doesn't work the next step could be multiple stop signs like was done on Orinoco. If you are taking the entire route from Montauk to Sunrise this 5 MPH change might add 1 minute to you drive. The bigger issue is the traffic at the Higbie/Union intersection.
Eddy February 05, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Higbie was never meant to see the kind of traffic it has the past few years. And it's getting worse too.
oldfed February 05, 2014 at 09:55 AM
Hey, want to reduce speeding? Simple, target all those spoiled brats from the HS driving expensive cars. Oops, too much like stop and frisk? Maybe, but I see it every day. Orinoco was finally paved, then destroyed by the AntiDestinationLeague of soccer moms. What nonsense to have to stop every two blocks or so!
jerry February 06, 2014 at 05:45 PM
boy old fed you really are cranky. talking bad about hs kids and even soocermoms. sorry but it takes a town to have all different types of people. hope i never become that cranky.
oldfed February 07, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Jerry, Q. Are you either (a) a HS brat, or (b) a soccer mom? If so, you're answer is appropriate. I'm retired, and see much more of WI per day than when I worked. HS kids driving $50K SUV's ARE spoiled. Orinoco Rd was terrible, which limited the speed limit. Maybe they should rip it up again? The local politicians are pandering to the mommies out there, not considering ALL of the taxpayers!

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