Officials in Chattanooga are taking new measures to slow down speeding motorists.
The Chattanooga City Council voted on Tuesday and passed an ordinance 8-1 to lower speed limits on several busy streets.
Councilman Larry Grohn cast the only vote that was not in agreement with the new speed limit changes.
A number of streets will be included in this change, including heavily populated areas downtown.
On Manufacturers Rd. from Cherokee Blvd. down to Hwy 27, the previous speed limit was 35 mph, but will now be enforced at 30 mph.
Portions of Bonny Oaks Dr., Central Ave., Dodson Ave., Hamill Rd., Jersey Pike, McCallie Ave., and Tennessee Ave. will also see new speed limit changes in the near future.
The new changes follow a recent study by the Chattanooga Police Department and the city's transportation department that found many streets unsafe with the current posted speed limits.
The city of Chattanooga saw more than 14,000 crashes in 2015, and 35 fatalities.
The new speed limit changes are set to take effect in the next two weeks.
One council member tells Channel 3 the expense to taxpayers will be "minimal," saying the city has its own sign shop and can recycle old signs.
The city will remove the following specific speed limits:
The city will add the following specific speed limits:
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