Rochester City Council Could Vote Tonight on 25 MPH Speed Limit
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester City Council agenda for Monday includes further discussion of a proposal to lower the speed limits on some city streets.
Staff is requesting guidance from the elected officials on whether to pursue a planning process for posting a 25-mile-per-hour limit on certain residential streets. State law now allows local governments to drop the speed limits on non-collector or arterial residential roadways, but also requires the posting of speed limit signs on those streets.
The staff recommendation calls for a process that would allow the City Engineer to implement the lower speed limit on qualifying roadways without City Council approval for each change.