Speed limit changes get county approval
During its June 18 meeting, Douglas County commissioners set the following speed limits at the recommendation of county engineer Keith Browning:
- A 45 mph zone was established on County Road 442 from Ash Street in Eudora to the Johnson County line. County Road 442, which is 10th Street with a 30 mph limit inside the Eudora city limits, had been 55 mph outside the city. Eudora is experiencing significant growth along the road, Browning said.
Near the county line, the road is closed until September for bridge replacement.
- A 30 mph zone was established for roads in the Eagle Ridge subdivision in Clinton Township. This will affect sections of North 976, East 787 and North 988 roads.
- A 45 mph zone was established for East 1400 Road from County Road 458 to 31st Street in Lawrence. Traffic on East 1400 Road is increasing and many vehicles are traveling at speeds above 60 mph, a study showed.