PENDLETON - The state Department of Transportation has approved a speed limit reduction from 55 mph to 45 mph on the entire length of Fisk and Feigle roads in Pendleton.
The roads form an east-west corridor from Campbell Boulevard to South Transit Road, crossing Bear Ridge Road and the Erie Canal en route.
"The road in question is narrow and bordered by deep, steep ditches. Because there are flat, open fields along the sides, it often can get icy in wintertime," said Niagara County Legislator Anthony J. Nemi, who requested the speed change in a June 7 letter to the DOT, after the issue was brought to him by Pendleton Highway Superintendent Jeffrey Stowell and Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Steven C. Preisch.
Nemi said the fact that the roads connect three busy highways and that Pendleton's population is growing showed him and the DOT that "there were just too many red flags for this road to continue to be 55 mph."
The change will take effect as soon as Pendleton posts new speed limit signs.