The Washington State Department of Transportation did a study on speed limits. One area the WSDOT looked at was state Route 410 from Meyers Road to 214th.
The conclusion from the study is that the most appropriate speed limit should be 40 miles per hour rather than the 45 it is currently.
The speed limit would remain the same from 214th east, City Administrator Don Morrison said.
During the Feb. 11 Bonney Lake City Council meeting, the council adopted the ordinance to reduce the speed limit in the downtown and midtown area of Bonney Lake.
Morrison added that reducing the speed limit won’t only be a safety measure for the city but it will also allow a median to be built when the road and intersection are improved and rebuilt at Veterans Memorial Drive and SR 410.
Without the speed limit being reduced, the WSDOT would only be able to build a higher median but with a slower speed, Morrison said, the median can be a curb height landscaped median.
No date has been officially set for the installation of the new speed limit signs. However, Public Works Director Daniel Grigsby said he anticipates that it will happen this spring.