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Vehicle Leaves Waterville At 98 MPH

Data from the speed sign installed at the Village of Waterville line on Route 12 north shows that not everyone is paying attention.

At last week’s Village of Waterville Board meeting, Mayor Gene Ostrander listed some of the numbers collected in July and August. About 245,000 cars passed by the sign in those two months.

At the village line entering Waterville the speed limit drops from 55 to 30 mph. Twenty-three percent of people crossed into the village doing between 46 and 65 mph.

Another 20 percent did 41 to 45 mph. The average speed entering the village was 39.3 mph.

The maximum speed recorded coming into the village was 83 mph.

That, however, was topped by a vehicle doing 98 mph as it left the village and entered the 55 mph zone.

Almost half the vehicles leaving the village did so between 46 and 65 mph. The average speed leaving Waterville was 44.6 mph.

DPW Superintendent Jamie Bechy said where the signs are placed, people do pay attention and slow down. Ostrander said he will share data at meetings and will pass it along to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department.

Once vegetation grows near Oriskany Creek behind Sanger Avenue, the flow of water will be diverted to its new route.

Bechy said the job of establishing a new route for the creek has gone well. The plan is to move the creek route away from Sanger Avenue backyards and closer to the village property.

Bechy said once…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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