Roseville looks to tweak some speed limits

The Roseville City Council is looking at changing speed limits along certain roads in the city.

You might want to check how heavy your foot is on the gas pedal the next time you're in Roseville.

The Roseville City Council is looking to tweak some speed limits in the city.

The proposed changes include:

  • Increasing the speed limit to 45 miles per hour (from 40) on Roseville Road from Cirby Way to south of Fir Avenue.
  • Decreasing the speed limit to 45 miles per hour (from 50) on Industrial Avenue from Washington Boulevard to north of Veterans Drive.
  • Decreasing the speed limit to 30 miles per hour (from 35) on Opportunity Drive to Vineyard Road. 

The speed limit changes are a result of traffic surveys completed by city staff.

"State law specifies that speed limits are determined by traffic surveys," Helen Dyda, a spokeswoman with the city's Public Works Department, said. "These standards require the posted speed to be set at the lowest 5 mph increment from the speed 85% of motorists are measured driving."

Roseville Police Department spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said the proposed speed limit spike on Roseville Road is a great sign, noting that it has become safer.

"We used to catch a lot of people in the rain," she said.

If approved, the changes would take effect next month. 

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