Speed limit lowered on stretch of Highway 2

New posted speed limit of 45 mph to take effect Monday

Julie Happy, 509.625.7773

Monday, July 28, 2014 at Midnight

The speed limit on a section of U.S. Route 2 (Sunset Highway) will be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour starting Monday, July 28.

The reduction will take effect as soon as the new speed limit signs are installed, from the west city limits to approximately 1,370 feet east of Flint Rd. The installation is expected to be completed Monday.

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution (2014-0072) to lower the speed limit on that stretch of U.S. 2 on July 14. The resolution called for a more consistent speed due to increasing urban development in the area between Spokane and Airway Heights.

“I hear from constituents all the time on the West Plains, [and] people who live in the city and in the county who have safety concerns about that area, and this is just one step of many that we can take to make Highway 2 safer,” said Ben Stuckart, City Council President.