The New York State Department of Transportation has approved a speed reduction request from 55mph to 45mph along West Dead Creek Road between Route 31 and Kingdom Road in Van Buren. A second request for a speed reduction along Kingdom Road between West Dead Creek and Gunbarrel roads from 55mph to 45mph has been denied.
The town had submitted the request previously, however the NYSDOT denied it before. This request was submitted after two accidents occurred along West Dead Creek. Onondaga County officials also supported the speed reduction.