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Newtown Police Commission seeks speed limit reduction on parts of two state roads

The state Department of Transportation is bing asked by the Newtown Police Commission to reduce posted speed limits along part of Mt Pleasant Road. 


The posted limit is 45 miles an hour, and the Newtown Bee reports that the Commission wants it to be 40 miles an hour between the Bethel town line and the intersection with Blackman Road.  The two miles technically are Routes 6 and 25. 


The same reduction is being sought for South Main Street between the intersection with Pecks Lane and the bridge crossing the Pootatuck River, about half a mile. 


The Bee reports that over the last three years there were at least 30 accidents on each section of road.

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