By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council last Tuesday approved an ordinance changing the speed limit on Husky Parkway and establishing a designated school zone in the area.
The council established the speed limit on Husky Parkway as 30 mph, extending from the road’s intersection with Trussville-Clay Road through to its intersection with Deerfoot Parkway.
The ordinance does provide an exception: “Upon that portion of Husky Parkway beginning 500 feet east of the intersection of Husky Parkway and Trussville-Clay Road moving in an easterly direction for 2,700 feet, which is hereby designated as a school zone, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive any vehicle at a speed greater than 20 miles per hour from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.”
The ordinance states that it will become effective the date Husky Parkway is completed and opened to through traffic. It was originally expected to open Sept. 15 but didn’t due to weather and construction delays. Trussville City Schools has been working on a safety and traffic plan for when the extension opens.
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