Lower speed aims to increase safety along Western Lake

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 03:35 PM.

“They give a visual separation between the driving lane and bike path,” said Meadows of the poles.

Meadows mentioned that these measures are temporary, and to be used in the meantime while the commissioners come up with a plan to permanently fix the safety and traffic issues along 30A.

“When I was commissioner before, we looked at building a bridge tandem to the roadway,” said Meadows. “It would be kind of like what they have over at Draper Lake.”

It is the hope that the two bridges would be funded by the TDC, whose bed tax coffers were recently ruled usable for certain projects that would benefit visiting tourists on the go. And the bridges would just be a small part of a wider 30A transportation plan.

“I want to sit down and look at a big picture plan,” she said. “And look at all of our options.”

She said that though golf carts would factor into the plan, those who would like to ride their low-speed vehicles on the now-25 mph road will have to wait to go from Grayton Beach to WaterColor.

“If you notice, it doesn’t go all the way down to 283. It’s mainly right there as you approach the curve, where the state park is,” said Meadows.

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