Speed Zone Review Panel to meet Nov. 30 in Salem

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Nov. 21, 2016

For more information: Kathi McConnell, Speed Zoning Program, 503-986-3609, kathleen.e.mcconnell@odot.state.or.us or Shelley M. Snow, Communications, 503-881-5362, shelley.m.snow@odot.state.or.us


SALEM – The Oregon Speed Zone Review Panel will hold a hearing at 9 a.m., Wed., November 30 at the ODOT Motor Carrier Building Ashland Conference Room, 3930 Fairview Industrial Drive SE in Salem. Agenda items include a discussion about a proposed engineering report to investigate raising truck speeds on some interstates as well as a speed zoning discussion on Oregon 213 – Cascade Highway South in the city of Silverton.

The Oregon Speed Zone Review Panel meeting is open to the public and accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities. To request an accessibility accommodation, please call (503) 986-3609 (or statewide relay 711) at least 48 hours in advance.

In Oregon, decisions regarding speed zones are made jointly by ODOT and the authority governing the road, such as a city or a county. ODOT has the responsibility to investigate roads for establishing new speed zones or changing posted speeds of existing speed zones and performs these investigations at the request of the road authority. If the recommended speed is of mutual agreement between ODOT and the local road authority, the speed zone is established. If mutual agreement cannot be reached, the speed zone decision is referred to the Speed Zone Review Panel. The panel receives testimony from the local road authority and interested parties and makes the final decision. The panel also serves as an advisory body to ODOT. The Oregon Speed Zone Review Panel includes representatives from the Oregon Transportation Safety Committee, the Oregon State Police, the Association of Oregon Counties, the League of Oregon Cities and ODOT.