West University Place targets November for start of speed limit reduction project

Starting in November, the city of West University Place will begin installing new speed limit signs across the entire city. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Starting in November, the city of West University Place will begin installing new speed limit signs across the entire city. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Starting in November, the city of West University Place will begin installing new speed limit signs across the entire city. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Starting in November, drivers heading through the city of West University Place will begin to notice some lower speed limit signs.

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.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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