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Temporary Speed Limit Established For County Roads

March 9, 2017
by Anesa McGregor , Emmetsburg News

With a weight embargo going into effect this week, Palo Alto County Engineer Walter Davis-Oeth also requested the approval of a resolution that will establish a speed limit on two county highways, during the regular meeting of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 7.

"B25 and N26, north of Ruthven and west of Graettinger are in really bad shape," Davis-Oeth began. "There are big chunks of concrete breaking up on the road. It is a real safety issue and I feel that a temporary speed limit of 40 MPH (miles per hour) for all vehicles is not unrealistic."

"There is about seven miles on N26, from B14, west of Graettinger, south to N25 and then about two miles on N25," Davis-Oeth continued. "Again, I feel that this speed limit needs to be established for safety of drivers on the roads."

With little discussion, a roll call vote was unanimous in favor of the speed limit.

In other secondary roads business, the resolution to establish a six ton per axle weight embargo was unanimously passed with the following roads being excluded this year: B14 west of Graettinger will not have a weight embargo on it unless it begins to show signs of cracking and B55 west of Rodman is also excluded this year from the weight embargo.

In other business, Bid Letting for Drainage District Joint 63 was unanimously set for March 21, immediately after the joint hearing with Pocahontas County, which is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. and the hearing for Drainage District 80 Lower Main, Upper Main and Branch F is scheduled for March 28 at 2 p.m. Both meeting will be hdeld at the Election Center.



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