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Council wants to seek public input on Casper speed limits

Traffic moves along Second Street near the Wyoming Medical Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council voiced support for seeking public comment on various speed zones throughout the city.

The idea came up when Councilman Mike Huber asked when the council would take another look at speed zones, such as those near the Wyoming Medical Center on East Second Street.

While an exact date when the city would accept formal feedback from the public was not set during the council’s Tuesday, Aug. 13 work session, council said they’d like to see those done.

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“We know we’ll hear from a bunch of people about the hospital change and that’s ok,” Casper Mayor Charlie Powell said.

Huber said there are some places he thinks need to see higher speed limits and some that may need to be lowered.

Powell said that some concerns about speed in residential areas had been expressed by members of the public.

While council would be unable to please everyone in the city with whatever decisions they make in regard to speed zones, Powell said that seeking public feedback would “at least give them a chance to express their opinions.”