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Temporary work zone speed limit ordinance

Monday, November 19, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Laurie Dougherty
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We have a member that is interested in creating a temporary work zone speed limit ordinance to protect the staff while working. Presently our police won’t force vehicles to slow down if the speeds are posted and they advise that PW posting a speed limit or slow down sign is not enforceable.

Does your community have a worker protection ordinance for temporary work or project work that is enforceable?? Or do you know of a community that does have this in place?

Let us know if you are interested in helping to create something like this so we can work together on it. Please send an email to  or post a reply / comment on this news feed. 


Chuck Ewen says...
Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Copy and paste this into your browser. The relevant section is toward the bottom of the page. It looks like it is doable if there is the desire to develop a policy and post the proper signage. Maybe discuss with your city attorney. Good Luck.

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