HERKIMER — The speed limit on state Route 28 between West End Road and the Herkimer village line will remain at 55 miles per hour, according to a letter the town of Herkimer received from the state Department of Transportation.

Town Supervisor Dominic Frank reported during a meeting Monday that a Nov. 26 letter from New York State Department of Transportation Regional Traffic Engineer Linda Lubey stated the results of a DOT study of the speed limit found the existing 55 mph speed limit is suitable and does not need to be changed.

The town had made the request after hearing concerns about the speed motorists were traveling in an area where a number of businesses and residential areas are located.

The study of the speed limit on Route 28 is one of several the town has requested recently.

The board passed a resolution Monday requesting a speed limit reduction of 45 to 30 mph on West German Street between 838 W. German St. and state Route 5.

The board had previously submitted the request, but was advised that a resolution had to be submitted to the Herkimer County Highway Department, which would forward it to the DOT for consideration.

The request for the speed limit on West German Street be lowered came about after the town board received a letter in September from Katelyn Rhymestine, who pointed out the speed limit ranges from 15 mph near the school to 45 mph as the road heads toward Route 5 and that there are no sidewalks in the area.

The board also requested a study of the speed limit on Pine Grove Road after Herkimer County Legislator Mark Gaworecki raised the issue in October, saying some town residents had complained of cars going too fast on that road. They said the problem had gotten worse since Valley Residential Services opened. The driveway to the facility is on Pine Grove Road.

Frank also reported Monday that the town’s application for funding under the BRIDGE NY program for Fiddletown Road over North Creek and two culverts on Osborne Hill Road over an unnamed tributary to the West Canada Creek had been denied. The town received notification in a letter from DOT Assistant Commissioner and Chief Engineer Wahid Albert.