Petition: PETITION FOR REDUCTION OF SPEED ON TOWN OF MALTA ROADWAYS

Together we forced positive changes to the roundabout construction project in Malta on Roundlake Road. These changes have made a difference and we know with your help we can take the next step to ask NYS to lower the speed limit. Please sign the petition below!

To:       Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, State of New York

            Mr. Matthew J. Driscoll, Commissioner, NYS Department of Transportation 

            Mr. Hugh T. Farley, Senator, District 49, NYS Senate

            Ms. Carrie Woerner, District 113, NYS Assembly 

            Mr. Keith R. Manz, Commissioner, Saratoga County Dept. of Public Works

            Town Supervisor and Council Members, Town of Malta 

            Mr. Roger W. Crandall, Highway Superintendent, Town of Malta

            We the residents of New York State do respectfully request the following speed reductions on the highways in the vicinity of the two new roundabouts in southern Town of Malta.  The plea is in the interest of safety and resulting from known unsafe speed conditions.  Our request is explained in the following paragraphs:  

  The two Roundabouts on Round Lake Road in the Town of Malta, Saratoga County, New York opened for traffic on Sunday, October 4, 2015.  We the residents of the local area have been patiently enduring the transition of this highway and have been suffering with the unsafe speeds on the surrounding roads.  We have had one near accident involving an occupied school bus and several pedestrians nearly struck by motorists traveling at unreasonable speeds.  The posted speed limit on Round Lake Road is 45mph on the western portion and 40mph extending just east of Chango Drive to the Northway Interstate.  The speed limit for each roundabout is designed for 15 mph and reducing the speed on the roads entering and exiting would aid in pedestrian safety. This speed reduction request is a high priority with the daily volume of pedestrians and the increased motor vehicle traffic on all surrounding roads   

The specific roads and the recommended reduction of speed in the existing zones is outlined below:

Round Lake Road – from East Line Road to Interstate 87 from 45/40mph to 30mph  

Miller Road –  from 40mph to 30 mph

South Ruhle Road – from 40mph to 30mph 

Raylinski Road – from 40mph to 30mph

We the undersigned respectfully request the aforementioned speed reductions in the interest of safety:   

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  • signed 2015-11-18 08:45:25 -0800
  • signed 2015-11-18 05:35:18 -0800
    The safety of the residents is paramount. The roundabouts create an unsafe situation for pedestrians and bike riders. By slowing the speed of traffic, perhaps even one tragedy may be avoided.
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