limit reduced to 20 mph in new School Zone near ASK/PJ High
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Port Jervis Police Department and Port Jervis School
District are working together to provide safer routes for
children who walk to school. As part of this ongoing
initiative, a new 20 mph School Zone has been established
near the entrance to the schools located on Route 209.
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.
Worden noted that the Police Department worked closely with
Don Preiss, the District's director of Buildings and
Grounds, and the City's Department of Public Works to create
the new school zone.
"Together, these improvements will increase the safety of
our students, while they are walking to and from school and
other school related activities," said Worden.
Patrol officers are increasing speed enforcement within the
new school zone in an effort to educate the public and
Anyone who has questions about the new school zone should
contact the Port Jervis City Police Department at 856-5101.