Staring Ln. Speed Limit Changes Again

Part of Staring Lane will get a new speed limit - but not the one initially announced.

The newly resurfaced and widened section of Staring between Highland and Perkins will be 40 miles per hour starting next Monday. The original announcement said that stretch would be going from 35 to 45 miles per hour starting today.

WBRZ News 2 reports:

In previous WBRZ reports, people who live along the street complained drivers drive too fast down the street. 

"Nobody's going 35 right now, it's 45 on average," said Justin Simon. "If you stayed here one night, you'd understand why 35 is sufficient."

Sunday, some residents along Staring Lane were busy doing yard work. Word about the speed limit change has quickly spread and many of those residents are not happy.

"They got a lot of kids that ride bikes around here, so it's just an accident waiting to happen," said Simon.

The City-Parish Traffic Engineering Department says Staring lane was designed as a major arterial, similar to Airline Highway. A study was performed on the road prior to it reopening in 2014 and found the road was prepared for a speed limit north of 50 mph.

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