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Sheriff asks council to reduce speed limit on Tanyard Hill Road

Based on the recommendation of the Highway Advisory Board, the Metro Council voted to lower the speed limit on Tanyard Hill Road from 55 mph to 45 mph on Monday night. {File Photo}

Based on speeding complaints from local residents, Metro Sheriff Tyler Hatfield along with SRO Mike Rainey and Captain Shane Taylor appeared before the Highway Advisory Board on Monday night to request that they recommend lowering the speed limit on Tanyard Hill Road from 55 to 45 miles per hour.

“It’s a narrow road with sharp curves and very little shoulder,” Sheriff Hatfield stated.

“There’s also a lot more boat and camper traffic now,” SRO Rainey added.

“We’ve actually had a deputy run off the road along Tanyard,” Sheriff Hatfield continued.

When not posted, the road defaults to the state limit of 55 miles per hour. Hatfield, Rainey, and Taylor requested that the committee recommend to the Metro Council that the speed be reduced and posted to 45 miles per hour.

They also recommended two other narrow, dead end roads — Beech Court and Crest Drive — be reduced from the county wide 45 mph to 25 mph.

The recommendations passed unanimously and the Highway Department will work to get the changes posted immediately. •

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