September 19, 2012 —
The Port Jervis Police Department and Port Jervis School District have implemented a new 20 mph school zone near the entrance to the schools located on Route 209, to help provide safer routes for children who walk to school.
The new school speed zone consists entirely of lower Hamilton Street from the city line, located at Cold Brook (entrance to high school property) at the base of Hamilton Street, to the traffic signal located on Hamilton Street at the Kingston Avenue intersection.
The new 20 mph speed limit is in effect on school days between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. New signage has been installed along the new school zone to warn motorists of the reduced speed limit.
According to Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden, this speed zone is designed to improve student, pedestrian and motorist safety by reducing the speed of vehicles on this section of roadway.
A similar 20 mph speed zone was enacted in 2011 on Kingston Avenue, starting near the Port Jervis Auto Mall, past the entrance to Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School, north to the City/Town line located on Route 209. Call 845/856-5101 for information.