Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Valley Lowers Mission Speed Limit

Against the advice of city traffic engineers, the Spokane Valley City Council opted to lower the speed limit on Mission Avenue to 30 mph from 35 mph between Barker and Flora roads.

City staff says the road is wide and smooth with good visibility, which makes drivers want to go faster. Lowering the speed, they say, could result in complaints, frustrated drivers and potentially unsafe conditions if drivers attempt to pass others they feel are going too slow.

The Spokane Valley News Herald has the full story.

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