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Speed limit changes on tap in Grass Valley

Christopher Rosacker
Staff Writer

A handful of roads in Grass Valley are poised for speed limit increases and couple are slated for decreases — decisions that must be approved by the city council.

Two of the biggest streets' segments selected for increases are East Main Street and Brunswick Road.

East Main Street between Hughes Road and Sierra College Drive is proposed for a 5 mph-increase, up to 35 mph. As is Brunswick Road, between East Main Street and Town Talk Road, which would push its speed up to 40 mph.

"Most of the them are five mile an hour changes," said Tim Kiser, director of the city's public works department.

Also up for consideration is reducing Freeman Lane, between Taylorville Road and McKnight Way, to 30 mph — a 5 mph decrease. Idaho Maryland Road between Railroad Avenue and Sutton Way is also facing a 5-mph reduction, down to 30 mph.

The city's engineering division, in cooperation with the police department, completed engineering and traffic surveys for the proposed streets, according to the city staff report provided for council review. Those surveys are available for review at City Hall, located at located at 125 East Main St.

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The proposed changes will be reviewed at today's council meeting and, if approved, will be voted on again at a subsequent council meeting in the form of a second reading.

Council approval of the proposed changes will ensure the police's ability to continue its use of radar as a speed enforcement tool, Kiser said in the staff report.

The Grass Valley City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. An agenda can be seen by clicking HERE.

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email crosacker@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4236.

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