Slower Speeds On Route 50 In Easton Nixed

The Town of Easton’s push for safer roadways hit a roadblock as Easton Mayor Robert C. Willey informed the town council the state will not reduce speed limits on U.S. Route 50 through town. Willey recently wrote a letter to the Maryland State Highway Administration asking for reduced speed limits on Route 50 between Chapel Road and Dutchmans Lane. The town wants 35 mph speed limits extended to Chapel Road and Dutchmans Lane from where the 35 mph zone begins at the Sonic and Wawa. Speed limits would be reduced from 50 to 35 mph in the Chapel Road portion and from 45 to 35 mph in the Dutchmans Lane portion. Willey said SHA reported the Route 50 study results did not justify reduced speed limits along Route 50.