Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ITD should change Hailey speed limits

As a resident of Bellevue, I think ITD changed the speed limit in a thought-out manner by keeping our downtown speed at 25 mph with only the more commercial areas seeing the increase. 

But let’s be real about moving people through our valley. While Bellevue is the southern gateway to the Wood River Valley, Hailey encompasses a longer stretch of 25-mph-restricted highway. If Bellevue is forced into an increase, why not the same for Hailey? It seems only logical to increase the limit to 35 mph from Myrtle Street north as well as along Hailey’s southern section between Fox Acres and Airport Way.

I encourage the city of Hailey, the citizens of the Wood River Valley and the ITD to consider a more comprehensive speed limit change that includes all the cities in the Wood River Valley.

Craig Wolfrom


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