Decrease the Speed Limit Into Richardson Grove? Board of Supervisors to Have Public Hearing
The Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing on proposed changes to the speed limit near the south end of Richardson Grove State Park (post mile .4 to .56) on Highway 101. The public hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at the Humboldt County Courthouse (825 5th Street, Eureka). Residents of Humboldt County are encouraged to attend the public hearing to learn more about Caltrans’ proposal to decrease the speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph and to provide their input.
The recommendation to lower the speed at the southern end of the speed zone from 55 mph to 45 mph is based on the results of a speed zone survey conducted on Highway 101 and is supported by California Vehicle Code §21400(b).
California Vehicle Code §22354.5(b) provides for the Board of Supervisors to conduct a public hearing on proposed speed limit increases or decreases on state highways in its jurisdiction and Caltrans is required to take into consideration the results of the public hearing in determining whether to increase and/or decrease the speed limit.
NOTE: Post updated after Caltrans made some clarification changes to the original post.