It is time now to reduce the speed limit from the North Bridge, down Sam Rittenberg to the I-526 connector. The lowest speed limit is 45 mph while 50 mph is posted from the North Bridge down to the BiLo.

That’s too fast for too long a distance. Forty-five mph turns into 50 mph or 55 mph, and 50 mph ends up at average speeds of 55 mph to 65 mph. To and from the North Bridge to Orange Grove Road is a racetrack. There have been enough conversations about this problem.

Further, the North Bridge itself, a major entrance point to the city, is deplorable. The same debris has been on the bridge for three weeks, the bollards are worn and missing and the yellow caution paint is gone.

We deserve better in our part of West Ashley.

Michael Allen

Downing Street