The speed limit on Bay Avenue between 34th and 24th streets will change from 35 mph to 30 mph to increase safety on that heavily traveled stretch of Ocean City.
Ocean City Business Administrator Mike Dattilo told City Council on Thursday that the change had been confirmed by Cape May County, which oversees the route.
Fourth Ward Councilman Pete Guinosso said on Saturday that he anticipated the change to take place as soon as new signs could be placed.
Speed limits in front of the Ocean City Intermediate School near 18th Street will remain 25 mph during school hours.
In a related matter, Guinosso announced a public forum 7 p.m. March 6 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to discuss traffic patterns and traffic safety in the same area.
Many citizens have complained that trucks coming into Ocean City at 34th Street are cutting through neighborhoods on Simpson and Haven avenues to avoid the traffic light at 34th Street and West Avenue.
Anybody is invited to attend the March 6 meeting.