New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele of Sag Harbor this week announced that the State Department of Transportation (DOT) has affirmatively responded to his request that the speed limit be reduced on State Route 114 within the Sag Harbor Village limits.
Based on their investigation—including analysis of accident data, a speed study within the village limits, and a review of the existing roadway geometry— the DOT will reduce the speed limit on northbound and southbound Route 114 from 40 mph to 35 mph from the southerly Sag Harbor Village line to Liberty Street. In addition, DOT maintenance crews will trim trees and shrubs along Route 114 to increase sight distance for side streets along the roadway.
“Lowering the speed limit on Route 114 will help to protect pedestrians, cyclists and drivers as they enter the Village of Sag Harbor. I am pleased that the DOT investigation concluded the need for a speed limit decrease along this busy thoroughfare,” Thiele said.