The Details of Notify MassDOT of MGL Chapter 90, Section 17C adoption
What you need to know for Notify MassDOT of MGL Chapter 90, Section 17C adoption
Section 193 of Chapter 218 of the Acts of 2016 allows cities or towns to opt-in to Chapter 90, Section 17C of the MGL, setting the reasonable and proper speed on municipally-owned streets within thickly settled or business districts at 25 mph. This may apply to any or all city or town ways that do not have existing special speed regulations. Notification is required if and when these speed limits are established.
MassDOT recommends that if a municipality opts-in to MGL c. 90 § 17C, that it does so on a city- or town-wide basis to avoid potential confusion for drivers. However, cities and towns do have the option to opt-in on a street-by-street basis. Once a municipality has opted-in to MGL c. 90 § 17C, it is required to notify MassDOT.
How to report Notify MassDOT of MGL Chapter 90, Section 17C adoption
To notify MassDOT, please send a copy of the approved change to the municipal traffic code to the Regulations Engineer at MassDOT Highway Division Traffic and Safety Engineering.