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Lafourche official seeks lower speed limit on La. 308

Lafourche official seeks lower speed limit on La. 308

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A Lafourche Parish Council member says the parish should ask the state to lower the speed limit on Louisiana Highway 308 from Raceland to Lockport.

Councilman John Arnold tells The Daily Comet that some residents who live near the highway believe a lower speed limit will make the highway safer.

The current speed limit is 55 miles per hour.

Arnold wants the parish council to ask the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to change the speed limit to 45 miles per hour.

Highway 308 is one of the two major roads that stretch along Bayou Lafourche. It is a popular route for tractor-trailers and other drivers looking to avoid traffic congestion on Louisiana Highway 1.

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