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Speed limits won't change for Cape Coral roads

Posted: 7:06 PM, Feb 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-08 19:06:25-05

CAPE CORAL, FL - A proposal by Cape Coral Council Member Jim Burch to reduce the speed limit on residential streets from 30 mph to 25 mph failed at Monday night’s council meeting.

At final vote, the motion failed 2-6 with council members Jim Burch and John Carioscia being the only ones in favor.

"In the morning, the kids get up for school. As we know darkness is a problem at this time. Why have our kids walking In the same areas that people are hurrying up to get to work on," John Carioscia told Fox 4 earlier in the day.

The estimated price tag for the change would have cost the city approximately $100,000 when including equipment, materials and labor.