Speed limit on Berryhill Road to be strictly enforced

Published on June 01, 2017 with 18 Comments

The residential area of Berryhill Road between Dogwood and Stewart Street in Milton is a concern for Milton Police Chief Tony Tindell. He said the city is using proactive measures to contain the speed of drivers using the road as a bypass instead of utilizing Highway 90.

Milton Police Chief Tony Tindell

“This part of Berryhill Road was never designed to be a cut-through,” said Tindell. “We’ve more cars on the roadway today than when it was designed.”

Tindell said drivers should be aware of the 25 mph speed limit and it will be strictly enforced. “The city has a lighted speed sign to register driver’s speed heading east.”

The chief of police also said residents along the road have spoken at great lengths with his department. “We are taking measures to address the issue further,” he said.

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  1. Berryhill road has been my home for 19 years and over the past 10
    Years or so it has gotten so bad. I used to call the previous chief of police weekly. Semi trucks are now using it as a pass through as well as large to trucks. They need to go around and be safe.

    • What part of Berryhill? I know that between Willing St and Dogwood Dr is an exclusionary zone from Semi’s. West of Dogwood is not a no-truck zone. Just curious…

  2. WE have to grown that means heavy traffic roads can not be that slow. Just like Avalon Blvd millions spent to expand to 4 lanes and now you set the speed at 45. that is just not practical in today’s busy life. 25 is to slow for berryhill in any stretch of it. It really needs to be 4 laned and made into the major through fair to take some slack off of hwy 90 . We need more cut throughs from 90 to berry hill also

    • I agree that the speed limits on most of these roads are too low. Avalon Blvd should be 55 all of the way down, along with 87 South; North Stewart St north of King Middle; Dogwood Drive north of Magnolia; Berryhill west of Anderson Ln to Chumuckla. Another problem is drivers going well below the speed limit. Hwy 90 east of Ward Basin actually goes up to 55 but some folks are driving 40 mph..m

    • @ William Livingston; the part of Berryhill that is being referenced in this article is between downtown and Glover..yes there are many roads that need to be widened to 4 lanes but this area is NOT one of them.

    • Definitely agree

  3. Of course 25MPH is to slow for that rd!! Put up a No through truck sign and raise the limit to 30 or better yet 35. I believe that some are traveling 45-50 as it is. It is hard to balance a motorcycle at 25MPH.

    • Sell your ride. Never had a problem going 25.

  4. Please consider patrolling Newton too. Its almost like a drag strip! It’s a cut through between Hamilton Bridge and Berryhill close to the lighted speed sign mentioned in the article.

  5. Berry Hill road needs to be brought up to date. The county population is skyrocketing, and has been for the better part of 30 years. Perhaps instead of jails, prisons, and courthouses. Our tax pauer dollars should be spent on a better infrastructure, widening of existing roadways, and providing more cut through roads to get to Berryhill Rd. Instead of buying traffic cameras, (which by the way are about to be outlawed by the house and Senate of Florida), we should do our part in making our community more inviting to people. People should not have to ride around our town in fear. And everyone is scared of the law around here. My fiance was detained for 2 hours a couple of weeks ago, her car destroyed by officers, all for nothing. She left the house at 11 pm to go to the store, she didnt get home until after 1 am. I was worried sick about her. This was a waste of our tax payer dollars, 6 county officers for one very small woman???? With no criminal record. These taxpayer dollars could be appropriated better, I think. Just a concerned citizen wanting answers for obvious problems.

  6. 4 lane this stretch? Not unless you want your house like 3 feet from the road. No, bump up the speed limit to 30 and restrict late trucks from using it. It is not really a “cut through” , it is an extension of Berryhill Road that is east of Dogwood. The traffic has increased everywhere, more enforcement is what is needed.

  7. 4 lane this stretch? Not unless you want your house like 3 feet from the road. No, bump up the speed limit to 30 and restrict large trucks from using it. It is not really a “cut through” , it is an extension of Berryhill Road that is east of Dogwood. The traffic has increased everywhere, more enforcement is what is needed.

  8. How about between willing and Stewart street. You want to give out tickets then pick a spot. It’s like a raceway down here.

  9. I live on Berry Hill we have several nurseing homes assisted liveing on Berry Hill and traffic has no regards for speed and noise, I have notice,

  10. By residential growth moving further to North Santa Rosa County will eliminate some of the congested traffic! Close enough ,but home life in a secluded peaceful atmosphere!!
    NAS Whiting Field North

  11. It’s very noticeable that the speed limit along Berryhill Road altogether is not obeyed nearly enough. I see more people speeding on Berryhill Road but I never see anybody pulled over. I constantly have other drivers including police ride my bumper when I’m doing 25 through that section of Berryhill.

  12. We need to look at windham road and the cut throughs to berryhill. My kids can’t play out front due to people speeding and off road through there.

  13. I live in in between the Berryhill cemetaries. There are so many cars coming from Berryhill and Caroline going into Oakcrest as a pass thru shortcut and speed in the neighborgood and grant it traffic sucks here. But in our neighborhood residents speed here and run the stop sign. Coming off of Hamilton Bridge Rd turning into Victoria St same thing in they use Oakcrest as a pass thru to get to Caroline St. By pass all the traffic. It gets annoying and I really want the Milton PD to be out there especially 4th of Jul for Speeders. Thats when its most heaviest cars passing thru.

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