Today’s Date: May 30, 2018
Submitted By: John P. Miller, Chief of Police
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Title: New Speed Limits on Railroad Avenue Going Into Effect
Effective May 31, 2018, new speed limits will be in effect on Railroad Avenue north of Grant Avenue.
After an Engineering and Traffic Study was conducted by the City of Winters’ traffic, it was determined the speed limits needed to be updated to remain compliant with the California Vehicle Code. The City Council adopted the ordinance with the new speed limits at the May 1st City Council Meeting.
The speed limit on Railroad Avenue from Grant Avenue to Anderson Avenue will remain 30 MPH. Between Anderson Avenue and Neiman Street, the speed limit on Railroad Avenue will be increased from 30 MPH to 35 MPH. Between Neiman Street and the northern City Limits, the speed limit on Railroad Avenue will be reduced from 50 MPH to 45 MPH. New speed limit signs have been posted to The Engineering and Traffic Study indicated no changes were necessary on Railroad Avenue south of Grant Avenue and the speed limits shall remain 25 MPH in that area. Additionally, as part of the ordinance, all other City streets except Grant Avenue shall remain the “prima facie” speed limit of 25 MPH.
The Winters Police Department will be placing their RADAR trailer in the area as well as using RADAR and LIDAR to educate the public prior to focusing on enforcement.
Winters Police Department
702 Main St.
Winters, CA 95694