GEORGETOWN – Police Chief Donald C. Cudmore and the Georgetown Police Department wish to remind residents about the townwide speed limit reduction to 25 miles per hour.
In May 2019, the town adopted the state law requiring 25 mile per hour speed limits be put in place in thickly settled or business districts in Georgetown. As such, 18 signs have now been posted at all 18 jurisdictional boundaries to alert drivers that the townwide speed limit is 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted and that the town is thickly settled.
No changes will be made to the following streets, where the speed limits have been in place since October 1970:
- Andover Street
- Central Street
- East Main Street
- North Street
- West Main Street
This is based on engineering studies done by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Speed limits can only be changed if another speed study is formally requested through the state.
Additionally, the following rules apply for all other streets and roads in Georgetown, posted or not:
- On a divided highway, outside of a thickly settled area or business district, the speed limit is 50 miles per hour
- On any other street outside of a thickly settled area or business district, the speed limit is 40 miles per hour
- Inside a thickly settled area or business district, the speed limit is 25 miles per hour
- In school zones, the speed limit is 20 miles per hour
Those who are found in violation of these speed limits may be subject to fines.
“These changes will help to protect both drivers and pedestrians in our town,” Chief Cudmore said. “Thank you to all who helped with this change, including our Traffic Safety Officer Heather Lefebvre. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.”
For more information about the change, click here.
Those with question may contact Traffic Safety Officer Heather Lefebvre by calling the Georgetown Police Department at 978-352-5700 or by email.