Senator Kissel Helps Secure Reduction of Speed Limit on Rt. 190 in Enfield

February 15, 2005

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) is pleased to report that the State Traffic Commission has approved a speed limit reduction from 50 mph to 45 mph on Route 190 in Enfield. Senator Kissel had the matter brought to his attention by a constituent in Enfield, who expressed concern that the current 50 mph limit was too fast for the area. The Senator contacted officials at the State Department of Transportation and the change was approved by the Traffic Commission at a meeting yesterday morning.

“I’m happy that we were able to get the reduction approved quickly and efficiently. I am confident that this reduced speed limit will make that stretch of Route 190 safer for all drivers,” said Senator Kissel, who is a Deputy Minority Leader of the state Senate. “It’s always satisfying to help citizens in my district with any concerns they may have. This is just another example of how open communication between elected officials and their constituents can bring up positive change in the community.”

The route in question stretches from the Suffield town line easterly to a point .11 miles west of Phoenix Ave southbound, a total distance of .91 miles.
Already, the Traffic Commission has sent out a service memo requesting the change and the traffic sign should be altered over the next several weeks, weather permitting. The Commission is comprised of three members, the Commissioners from the Department Motor Vehicles, the Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Transportation.