The city’s speed limit reduction project, approved by City Council at its May 10 meeting and adopted on the basis of a $70,000 citywide speed and traffic study, will see the installation of over 100 new poles and additional speed limit signage throughout the city at a cost of $45,000, according to updated figures from the city.
The poles and signs will reflect a new speed limit of 25 mph from the current limit of 30 mph. The majority of city streets will be affected, except streets surrounding city parks and school zones, which will remain at 20 mph, according to an Oct. 6 news release. Buffalo Speedway, meanwhile, will stay at 30 mph, while the 4100-4200 block of Bissonnet Street will remain at 35 mph.
The installation will be complete by the end of 2021 with enforcement set to begin in January.