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Speed Limit Changes in City of Bend

Post Date:02/14/2019 4:08 PM



Speed Limit Changes in City of Bend


Following community input and engineering analysis, speed limits will be lowered this month on the following road sections:


  • NE Penn Avenue / NE Neff Road - between NE Eight street and NE Eastwood Drive - from 35 mph to 25 mph
  • NE Neff Road - from NE Eastwood Drive to NE Eagle Road - from 35 mph to 30 mph


The new speed limit signs will have orange warning flags on top for a few weeks to call attention to the changes.


These speed changes were requested by community members in response to changing traffic and development along the corridors.


In Oregon, speeds for roads within the City that are not highways or local residential streets – such as the aforementioned road sections -- are set by the Department of Transportation. The new speed limits are established based on a traffic study that looks at existing driving speeds, road characteristics, adjacent land use, access locations and more.


The City asks drivers to pay attention to the new speed changes and be aware of conditions. Oregon’s basic rule speed law requires driving at the speed that is safe for conditions – this may be a speed slower than the posted speed. With winter here, it is especially important to pay attention to your speed and road conditions. Drive safely.

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