Signs of the times: Roosevelt Blvd. reminders aimed at hasty drivers

Some new signs on the Roosevelt Boulevard are designed to stop the need for speed.  

PennDOT has put up speed display signs at three overpasses on the Roosevelt Boulevard, said spokesman Gene Blaum, so drivers will see their speed and slow down.

“When traffic on the boulevard is approaching the overpasses at Oxford Circle, Cottman Avenue and Pennypack Circle, there’s a board above the travel lane that will tell them their traveling speeds,” Blaum explained. “The speed limit on the boulevard is 40 mph at Oxford Circle and Cottman Avenue, and just north of there at Pennypack Circle, it’s 45. The speed limit of the roadway is also posted on the overhead bridge.”

Blaum says the devices are not another effort to catch speeders. They’re to remind drivers just how fast they are going so they slow down. It’s all part of a $2 million effort to make the boulevard safer.

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