Farr West speed limit too high?

Feb 18 2012 - 10:53pm

FARR WEST -- Planning commissioner Ken Phippen continues to lobby the city council about lowering the speed limit of 50 mph coming into the city on 2700 North.

Phippen said returning from the store he went the posted 50 mph and said it really scared him when someone pulled out in front of him as he was going at that speed. He believes the limit needs to be cut to 45 mph.

Councilman Paul Dinsdale said he has communicated with Utah Department of Transportation officials about the situation and they have sent the concerns to officials in Salt Lake City.

"They did run a speed study in 2009," said Dinsdale. "There is a state code on how the speed is set."

Dinsdale said the increased speed at the Interstate 15 interchange is not wise and UDOT agreed, but changing the speed limit or setting it is not an arbitrary matter, the code has to be followed.

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