Speed limits increased onJul 15th, 2013 | By Candace Griffin | Category: news
After a year of waiting, on July 12 the speed limit in Port Sulphur on Highway 23 was officially increased from 35-mph to 45-mph. The request for this hike in speed came at the request of many Port Sulphur residents who felt that a 35-mph limit was exceptionally low.
“This is a rural area that doesn’t have a lot of traffic or cross streets so the residents wanted to raise the speed limit.” said State Representative Chris Leopold, who submitted a resolution to adopt this speed change in 2012.
Many residents and commuters have been concerned about this issue for quite some time, and have been writing to us in our Letter to the Editor forum, to express their anger with the 35-mph limit.
“Empire Bridge to Port Sulphur should be 65-mph all the way,”said frusterated
citizen Janet Evans. “In Port Sulphur the speed limit needs to be at least 45, not 35. There is nothing there to get in anyones way. No one goes 35 unless they see a deputy. This is a totally wasted area to go thirty five.”
Thankfully Rep. Leopold, as well as the state, recognized this problem and chose to go ahead with a speed limit increase.
“I really want to thank the DOTD and the legislature for allowing this to pass,”said Leopold. “The residents will appreciate it.”