Borough Looks At Reducing The Speed Limit On A Portion Of The

first_imgKPB Assembly Member Kenn Carpenter said in a memo to the assembly that several residents of the Cooper Landing community have approached him to request that the assembly try to get the speed limit in that area reduced.That section of the Sterling Highway runs from the Russian River campground entrance to the Cooper Creek U.S. Forrest Service campground and has speed limits posted at 45 m.p.h and 55 m.p.h. At one end of the highway segment the speed limit is 35 m.p.h. and at the other end it is 45 m.p.h. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be introducing a resolution asking the Department of Transportation to reduce the speed limit on the Sterling highway between mile 50.8 and 52.8 to 35 m.p.h. That section of highway also includes Gwin’s restaurant and bar, cabins rented by Gwin’s, the Kenai Cache and Cabins, the Russian River campground entrance and fish processing and sporting goods businesses. Carpenter: “Due to the number of businesses, cabin rentals and parks in that area a lot of pedestrians walk along the highway and drivers enter and exit it, especially during the summer months. During the winter months vehicles of all sizes including trucks have a hard time slowing down to the slower speed limits at each end of this stretch and frequently end up in ditches or on the guardrails. In most of Cooper Landing the speed limit is 35 m.p.h .. which is much safer than 55 m.p.h.” The resolution will be introduced at the assembly meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.mlast_img