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Straight Talk: Speed limit change

A speed limit sign is now located on Eglin Street to reflect the new speed limit from the Vandenberg Drive intersection to the CDC following a Hanscom Traffic Safety Board meeting earlier this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)

A speed limit sign is now located on Eglin Street to reflect the new speed limit from the Vandenberg Drive intersection to the CDC following a Hanscom Traffic Safety Board meeting earlier this month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – For those who drop their children off at the Child Development Center or at the temporary Hanscom Primary School facility, you might have noticed that the speed limit was 25 miles an hour in one stretch of Eglin Street and 10 mph further down near the school and CDC. In this latest Straight Talk, I will address a question submitted by a member of Team Hanscom about that speed limit on Eglin Street and what the Hanscom Traffic Safety Board recommended.

Q Is there a plan to make the entire traffic zone around the temporary Hanscom Primary School a 10 mph zone? Currently, the 10 mph speed limit begins between the exit and entrance of the temporary school. Is it possible to extend the 10 mph zone further toward Vandenberg Drive? Or perhaps make the entire stretch of Eglin Street, from the Vandenberg Drive intersection to the CDC, a 10 mph zone?

A Thank you for your question about speed limits. The Hanscom Traffic Safety Board met earlier this month to discuss the issue. Members from the Safety Office and 66th Security Forces Squadron looked at traffic in the area and agreed this was a potential hazard.

The speed limit is now 10 mph through this entire traffic zone on Eglin Street. Base civil engineers recently installed a sign to reflect the new speed limit. Thank you for your concern and efforts to keep Team Hanscom safe.

If you have a question and are not sure where to find the answer, I encourage you to contact the Straight Talk line at 781-225-1380 or by email at Hanscom.straightalk@us.af.mil.