The well-known Mattapany Road from Route 5 going east from St. Cecelia Church has reduced its speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph.
The St. Mary’s County Council worked to reduce the speed limit and the Department of Public Works assisted with this effort. The reduced speed limit seeks to improve pedestrian safety at the crosswalk to Jamie L. Roberts Stadium. Lower speeds are also indicated along the western end of the road which dips and curves on its historic path. Students must be careful when exiting Mattapany road to Point Lookout Road as the street has many twists and bumps towards the end.