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Port Washington to See New Speed Signs

The Police Board of Commissioners agreed it was time to upgrade speed enforcement signs.

Port Washington's traffic alert and speed signs are about to get an upgrade.

The board of commissioners passed a motion to replace the community's current speed signs and traffic display signs with new ones that are more advanced and effective.

The current signs will be sent to All Traffic Solutions, a Pennsylvania-based provider of traffic safey equipment. The signs will be replaced at no cost, but the company will charge for the enhanced technology.

The new signs should arrive "within the next two to four weeks," Det. Anthony Guzzello said.

The new signs will have web-based apps installed in them to allow police to access them remotely. According to Guzzello, who brought the board's attention to the signs, new features include the ability to check battery life remotely, and enable police to collect data from the signs such as speeding information.

Port Washington will be getting two signs at a cost of $3,000 each, plus a total of $280 for shipping. The signs also come with a two year contract.

An additional speed sign will be ordered at a price of $6,150. The sign has the web-based applications and comes with a two year contract. In total, the project will cost $12,430.

The signs will be paid for by asset forfeiture funds, Assistant Chief James Salerno said.

The board agreed the signs would be a “reasonable upgrade.”

jonathan winant August 10, 2012 at 05:15 PM
TOM Think of it this way, if those who manke their own laws did not do so things would be quite different. Taxpayer dollars would not have to go for extra Police or traffic controls or even bike lanes. Unfortunate but very true some drivers and pedestrians and bicyckists spoil it for everyone else.
Archie Bunker August 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM
This gives me a idea for a poll -- What is the fastest speed you have been clocked at on Shore Road? I'll start -- 52 mph
David Miller August 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I don't know if our property taxes will slow down but hopefulyt this new project will help. Why does everyone fight with each other about the por's and con's. Let them be installed and see how they work. Anything that can help the Police try and make our roads safer is worth a try and it is not taken from tax dollars. Ithink cameras would be great to catch speeders but is it being done and is it legal. At least try them for running red lights.
Joe Dzugashvili August 14, 2012 at 08:17 PM
I don't think I ever hit 60 on Shore, but I definitely got over 55.
R Miller August 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM
How about writing tickets out to the speeders and more so a problem tickets to those making illegal u-turns on Main St, Port Blvd. and so on.

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