On Thursday, February 9, the Mercer County Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance to reduce the speed limit on Bear Tavern Road in front of Bear Tavern Elementary School from 30 mph to 25 mph per hour when students are going to or leaving school or during recess. The ordinance also reduces the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph from 1,000 feet north of Maddock Road to Washington Crossing-Pennington Road.
“Our residents have been asking the County to lower the speed limit for years,” said Mayor Michael Ruger. “Now, thanks to continued work by the Hopewell Township Committee and the Mercer County Board of County Commissioners, with our own Commissioner Kristin McLaughlin moving the introduction of the ordinance, we are finally close to getting it done. All of us on the Township Committee thank the County staff for working with us on this important issue.”