SMITHSBURG — Growing traffic problems such as speeding in Smithsburg and the fact that more students are walking to the town’s schools has led town officials to expand the town’s school zone.
The school zone currently starts along a hill on North Main Street leading up to Smithsburg High, Smithsburg Middle and Smithsburg Elementary schools, said Smithsburg Police Chief George Knight.
Smithsburg Town Council members Tuesday night agreed to extend the school zone south on Main Street to East School Lane, Knight said.
The zone also was extended north to Geiser Way, he said.
In the school zone, the speed limit is 20 mph from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speed limit outside the school zone is 30 mph, Knight said.