Milton will be getting eight new digital speed-limit signs as part of a town-wide effort to curtail speeding.
Town Manager Kristy Rogers said there is no timetable on when the signs will go up, as they have not yet been ordered.
The signs, which cost $28,000, were a late addition to the town’s fiscal year 2022 budget, formally included at council’s Sept. 13 meeting. Putting the signs in the budget passed by a 4-1 vote with council members Larry Savage and Rich Baty abstaining because they wanted more information. Adding the signs was recommended by the town’s traffic safety ad hoc committee, which called for more of them around town.
The town already had some digital speed signs around town, most notably on Mulberry Street near H.O. Brittingham Elementary School and Union Street Extended near the Food Lion shopping center. Rogers said signs that have recently gone up on Union and Federal streets are older units that have been repaired and put back into service.