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Speed Limit Change in City of Bend

Post Date:06/05/2019 9:56 AM

N E W S   R E L E A S E


For Immediate Release

Date:  June 5, 2019


From: Anne Aurand Communications Director



Contact: David Abbas Streets & Operations Director




Speed Limit Change in City of Bend


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


  • South Third Street between Brosterhous Road and Murphy Road, from 45 mph to 35 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 members of the community in response to changing traffic and development along the corridors. This change was to incorporate consistent speeds along the entire commercial corridor of Third Street.


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. Drive safely.


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