Dozens of new speed limit changes implemented in Fresno. Here’s where

Local News

The city's public works department works on a new ordinance every year in the fall

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

FRESNO, California (KSEE) — Fresno drivers will have to double check their speed around town, with 40 new or reduced speed zones in the city.

With no debate, Fresno City Council approved the city’s latest speed zone ordinance Thursday morning at city hall. The ordinance is done yearly, according to Jill Gormley, the city’s Traffic Operations and Planning Manager.

“We look at between 200-300, half-mile roadway segments,” she said.

The zones with reduced speed limits are lowered anywhere from 5 to 15 miles per hour. The stretch of Palm Avenue north of Herndon Avenue, for example, was reduced from 45 mph to 40 mph.

Besides reducing speed limits, the ordinance also created new speed zones, like the new 25 mph one on Barton Avenue south of Ashlan Avenue.

After city council passed it, the public works department posted up the new speed limit signage fast.

Gormley said to make the changes, she and her staff work off how fast drivers are going.

“We’re actually out there with radar speed guns and surveying the speed the drivers are driving. In essence, the drivers are dictating the speed limit by how they’re driving,” she said.

Once the ordinance is passed, the public works department starts to work on next year’s ordinance.

For local, national, and breaking news, and to get weather alerts, download our FREE mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

CBS47 On Your Side

Do you have a problem that you need help solving? Contact CBS47 and let us be On Your Side.

Phone: 559-761-0383