A longtime quirk in the speed limit on a major Fulton city street has been replaced by another quirk, and will soon be changed again, if city leaders get their way.
Mayor Ron Woodward said he was surprised to learn that the state Department of Transportation recently raised the speed limit on Route 481 north of the Oneida St. intersection to 45 miles an hour.
The speed limit had been 30 miles an hour from Oneida St. to Shaw St., where it increased to 45 miles an hour.
Woodward called the change “inadvertent”, and a quirk of the state agency’s old documents on that stretch of highway.
He said the police department told the Department of Transportation that the city intends to reverse that change and extend the 30 mile an hour zone all the way to VanBuren St. at the city line.
The state will have to sign off on the change, he said.