Following a speed study on Mentmore Boulevard, the speed limit is being lowered on the road — from Bexley Village Drive to State Road 54 — from 40 mph to 30 mph.
The Pasco County Commission approved the change on May 4.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s Speed Zoning Manual allows for the application of engineering judgment to establish the speed limit when needed, according to materials in the board’s agenda packet. As a result of the operational review of traffic conditions on Mentmore Boulevard, the judgment of the traffic operations and engineering services agreed that the speed limit be revised.
The reduced speed limit will take effect upon the posting of the speed signs, as required for law enforcement.
The cost to install the signs is estimated at $1,000.
Published May 12, 2021