New London to add speed radar signs

Published 1:40 pm Monday, March 8, 2021

New London will soon feature some signs aimed at getting drivers to slow down.

At the most recent meeting, the town’s council approved the purchase of two radar speed signs from ElanCity.

Mayor Tate Daniels said the signs would be similar to the ones in Norwood. The brand name of the signs are Evolis and they have mountable solar panels as well as batteries.

The speed goes down to 35 miles per hour when cars come off U.S. Highway 52 then drops to 25 at the fire department, according to mayor pro tem Johnny Chestnut.

“They’re just zinging through there,” Chestnut said.

The cost for two complete units for the town will be $5,299.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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