Engineers from the Missouri Department of Transportation conducted a speed and safety study, prompted by the calls of concerned citizens, on U.S. Route 169 between Route AC (Riverside Road) and Route FF. The study showed a crash rate 10 percent higher for the past five years than other similar roadways around the state.
Based on their findings, the speed limit will soon be lowered from 50 miles per hour to 45. MoDOT has worked with the City of St. Joseph, as the city must pass an ordinance for all speed limits throughout their jurisdiction. That ordinance passed and the new speed limit signs have been ordered. The signs should go up some time within the next month.
If you have a concern about your roadway, or would like information about this or other MoDOT projects, you may call 1-888-ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636).
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