Speed Zone Review Panel to meet November 3

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Speed limits on three roadways on Speed Zone Panel agenda

Oct. 25, 2021

For more information: Shelley M. Snow, Communications, 503-881-5362 

SALEM - The Oregon Speed Zone Review Panel will hold a hearing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3 virtually through TEAMS (Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 971-277-1965   United States, Portland (Toll) Conference ID: 546 527 204#).

The Speed Zone Review Panel will discuss speed zoning on the Burnside Bridge and approaches; the Hawthorne Bridge and ramps/SE Madison Street ramp in Multnomah County; and Butler Market Road in Deschutes County. ODOT will present draft rules for changes in the speed zoning procedures and get feedback from the Speed Zone Review Panel.

The meeting is open to the public. Accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please call (503) 986-3568 at least 48 hours in advance (TTY: 711).

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. ODOT 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 the department.

The Oregon Speed Zone Review Panel is comprised of representatives from the Governor’s Transportation Safety Committee, the Oregon State Police, the Association of Oregon Counties, the League of Oregon Cities, and ODOT.