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Fuller Road speed limit reduced to 30 mph

Guilderland approves change after residents air safety concerns

— “If you have ever been in that situation where a car is coming towards you and you are sitting there waiting to turn, it’s scary as hell,” Reeb said.

Martin Gnacik, an Elmwood Street resident, said he wasn’t aware of any near misses but knows Fuller Road “is a speedway.” He uses the Fuller daily to turn onto his street.

“Reducing the speed limit to 30 mph would be a blessing,” Gnacik said. “It always has been a sore spot on Fuller Road. It is a good idea now; it was a good idea a long time ago.”

Runion said the town has been “very proactive” in reducing the speed on several major roads.

The board recently approved reducing the speed limit within Guilderland Center to 35 mph, and directed special enforcement details in that area and other locations aimed at slowing people down, Runion said.

“We will have increased enforcement (around Fuller Road) and I think once you do that it alerts people to the change,” Runion said. “Once they are aware of the changes I think they will slow down and follow the speed limit.”

Charles Klaer, who lives near Guilderland Center, said the reduced speed limit seems to be working in that area. Klaer recommended the town temporarily place a radar displaying motorist’s speed on Fuller Road.

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