Editor’s Note – September 9, 2016: We’ve updated this post to let you know we’ve extended the deadline for public comment to Friday, September 23.
King County is planning to reduce the speed limit on a two-mile segment of Vashon Highway SW in the near future. After receiving public comments about unsafe speeding on Vashon Highway SW and requests to reduce the area’s speed limit, the County decided to conduct a speed limit evaluation to analyze the issue.
Based on the findings of the evaluation, the County concluded that a speed limit reduction is justified from 50 to 45 mph. The speed limit reduction will apply to Vashon Highway SW between Burma Road SW and 1300 feet north of SW 156th Street. The speed reduction is expected to take place later this summer after an additional review of public feedback.
Letters are being sent to residents who live on nearby roads that may be affected by the speed limit change. If you have questions or comments, please contact Community Relations Planner DeAnna Martin at 206-477-3835 or firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to:
King County Dept. of Transportation
201 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104-3856
Comments are being accepted through Friday, September 23.
For more information about King County Road Services, visit our website here.