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Island County to study, revise speed limits

Island County Public Works officials plan to conduct speed studies this spring when annual traffic counts on county roads are also collected.

The studies are in response to petitions from citizens requesting reduced speed limits on various road segments throughout the county.

Once the data is collected, department staff will make speed limit recommendations to the Island County commissioners, likely in the summer, according to public works documents.

If the board agrees to move forward with the recommendations, a public hearing will be scheduled.

Roads slated for evaluation include: Mutiny Bay Road, Highway 525 to Bush Point Road; Bush Point Road, Highway 525 to one half mile west; Becker Road, Bayview Road to the end of county road; Coles Road, Strider Road to Highway 525;  Langley Road, near Waterman’s Mill; and French Road, Maxwelton Road to Cultus Bay Road; Hunt Road, between Crescent Harbor Road and Fakkema Road; Engle Road, Coupeville town limits to Fort Casey Road; Terry Road, Coupeville town limits to one half mile east.

Engineers are also considering two segments for a speed increase: Smugglers Cove Road, Highway 525 to Lagoon Point Road; and Bayview Road, Highway 525 to Ewing Road.

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