FD council to consider speed limit reductions again

Reduced speed limits on three major roads will again be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council when it meets Monday.

The council is scheduled to act on the second reading of a measure that would trim the speed limit on Kenyon Road, part of Second Avenue South and part of Fifth Avenue South.

The council will meet in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. First on the agenda is a workshop at 5:30 p.m. featuring an update from the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. The regular business meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

The proposal would lower the speed limit on Kenyon Road from U.S. Highway 169 to Eighth Street to 35 mph. The speed limit there is now 45 mph.

It would also lower the speed limit on Second Avenue South from U.S. Highway 169 to Third Street to 45 mph. The speed limit there is now 50 mph.

The speed limit on Fifth Avenue South between Eighth and 21st streets would be reduced to 30 mph. Most of that stretch now has a 35 mph limit, except for a section near the former Fair Oaks Middle School, where the speed limit is already 30 mph.

The first reading was approved by the council on a 4-2 vote on Sept. 10. Three affirmative votes of the council are required to approve the speed limit changes.

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