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Speed Limit May Drop to 35 MPH on Mid Rivers Mall Drive

Missouri Department of Transportation recommended the change near the new double diamond interchange over I-70.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The speed limit on Mid Rivers Mall Drive may drop to 35 miles per hour before and after the new double diamond interchange over Interstate 70.

The Mid Rivers double diamond interchange is expected to be substantially complete by Nov. 8. The interchange has curves and the Missouri Department has recommended dropping the speed limit in the area to 35 miles per hour from 40 miles per hour for safety reasons.

St. Peters Board of Aldermen will consider a proposal to lower the speed limit on the road between McMenamy and the Salt River Road.

"That way would position cars to be traveling a little bit slower as they enter hte interchange and be a little bit safer situation," said Russ Batzel, Transportation and Development Services Manager.

Board member Jerry Hollingsworth said it's almost physically impossible for police to enforce speed limits in the area.

"I don't know how you are going to enforce it in that area, it's going to be challenging for the police department," he said.

The Board of Aldermen is expected to consider the change at the Oct. 10 meeting.
Bill October 03, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Sounds like the new interchange will be a real improvement, if they have to lower the speed limit to make it work. And it'll probably be a double fine zone, too.

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