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Speed Limits to Change on Some Grass Valley Streets

After going through multiple assessments involving Grass Valley Engineering reports and Law Enforcement Speed surveys, Grass Valley is changing the speed limit on several sections of Grass Valley streets. The changes are relatively minor with three sections increasing limits by five miles per hour and four sections reducing speed limits by 5 mile per hour.  Senior Civil Engineer,Trisha Tillotson, reviews the steps taken to make the changes.

Click here to listen to Trish Tillotson

The City is required to follow the process defined by the state for setting speed limits, because drivers that are caught speeding can successfully challenge tickets if the speed surveys are not recorded properly.
Click here to listen to Trish Tillotson

Speed surveys are taken using a radar detector and speed limits should be set to the 85 percentile of the 100 cars that were documented at each section surveyed. There is some room to adjust limits based upon other factors.
Click here to listen to Trish Tillotson

Changes in speed limits were approved by the Grass Valley City Council at Tuesday’s meeting.
The list of changes include:
Brunswick Road between E Main Street and Town Talk Road – increase to 40 MPH
2. Butler Street between Brighton Street and Minnie Street – increase to 20 MPH
3. East Main Street between Hughes Road and Sierra College Drive – increase to 35 MPH
4. Freeman Lane between Taylorville Road and McKnight Way – decrease to 30 MPH
5. Idaho-Maryland Road between Railroad Avenue and Sutton Way – decrease to 30 MPH
6. Mill Street between Chapel Street and McCourtney Road – increase to 30 MPH

1 Comment

January 10, 2013

Mr. Foodsteaks

We do NOT need a speed decrease on Idaho Maryland Rd. between Railroad & Sutton. That's just plain silly.

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