July 7, 2017

Speed limit reduced on Business N Hwy 97

From the City of Redmond
City of Redmond / Submitted graphic
City Reduces Posted Speed Limit on North 97 Business District

City of Redmond has officially reduced the speed limit along N. Business 97 (6th Street) from NW Jackpine Ave. (North Y) to NW Quince Ave from 45 to 40 mph. The decision to reduce the allowed speed limit was in response to a recent speed study recommendation conducted by the Oregon Transportation of Department (ODOT). The findings indicated reducing the speed to 40 mph was warranted due to number of driveways and turning movements recorded on the corridor. City crews have completed the installation of the new 40 mph signs and encourage drivers to take notice.

“We know that lower speed limits are an important tool in reducing fatal and serious crashes and creating safer streets for people of all ages and abilities who are walking, driving, and bicycling,” states City Engineer Mike Caccavano. “Following the ODOT speed study recommendation, City Engineering worked together with Transportation and Redmond Police Department to get the speed reduced to a more appropriate 40 mph.”

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