Commission votes to lower some speed limits

With petitions from residents and recommendations from the county engineer, the Escambia County Commission voted to reduce the speed limit on portions of four roads.

First approved was reducing the speed limit on Grissett Bridge Road from 45 mph to 35 mph from the Barnett Highway intersection west for four miles and then reducing the limit to 25 mph west to the end of the asphalt pavement.

Commissioner Larry White said he received a petition from residents along the road requesting the drop in the speed limit.

County Engineer Parker Ross told the commission the speed reduction was warranted, n...

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