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Another Casper road may see speed limit upped to 40 mph

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The City of Casper plans to increase the speed limit along King Boulevard to 40 mph, though this proposal still needs to be approved on further readings from the city council

City staff are now recommending that the speed limit along Metro Road likewise be increased to 40 mph.

Public Services Director Andrew Beamer says in a memo that the city has been collecting speed data along the road. That found that 85% of traffic is already traveling at 40 mph or below along Metro Road.

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The speed at which 85% of traffic travels along a road is generally the speed at which the city recommends establishing a speed limit.

Beamer explains that studies have shown this tends to yield the lowest crash risk.

The city council discussed the proposal during their Tuesday, Dec. 3 pre-meeting.

They indicated support for the proposal.

If you would like to contact members of the Casper City Council regarding this or any other issue, here is their contact information:

Mayor Charlie Powell (Ward II, Term Expires 1/5/21):

Vice Mayor Shawn Johnson (Ward II, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Ken Bates (Ward II, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Steve Cathey (Ward III, Term Expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Steve Freel (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Bob Hopkins (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilman Mike Huber (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):

Councilwoman Khrystyn Lutz (Ward I, Term expires 1/3/23):

Councilman Ray Pacheco (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):

Council members can also be reached by mail at: 200 N. David Street, 82601

If you would like to contact members in your specific ward, but don’t know which ward you are in, a map is available at the City of Casper’s website.