Valley Center Drivers Will Have To Slow Down

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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UPDATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This morning, Sedgwick County Commissioners approved a speed limit change on 93rd Street North, by Valley Center High School.

The school district raised the concern several months ago.

New speed limit signs on 93rd Street North, between Meridian and Seneca, will be posted next week.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Valley Center school district is hoping a speed limit change will make the dirt road safer for many drivers who go to Valley Center High School.

The dirt road along 93rd Street North, between Meridian and Seneca, currently has a speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

"Our public works has done an analysis. It looks like people are slowing their speeds anyway but this will help reinforce the idea to reduce your speed in that area," said Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau.

On Wednesday, the Commission will vote on a resolution to reduce the speed from 55 to 45 miles per hour.

Some drivers, including students, think it might help.

"I've actually spun off into the ditch before," said Marissa Campbell, student at Valley Center High School. "I was going too fast down it, so if it was posted, that would be better for all the students here."

If the resolution passes, new speed limit signs would be posted along 93rd Street.

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