Staring speed limit lowered
BATON ROUGE- City leaders lowered the speed limit on the newly resurfaced areas of Staring Lane during the Metro Council meeting Wednesday.
People complained following a WBRZ report, where it was reported the city was installing signs setting the speed limit as 40 mph on the stretch of highway. The speed limit had been lower before a long construction project expanded the street to four lanes with a median.
"Everyone knows, with the posted speed limit everyone's going to drive five miles per hour at least faster than what the posted speed limit is," resident Chris LaCaze said. He called Staring a race track.
Now, things will change. The council agreed to lower the speed limit back to 35 mph.
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