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Speed limit increased to 40 mph on Metro Road

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CASPER, Wyo. — The speed limit on Metro Road is officially set to increase to 40 mph.

The Casper City Council approved the increase on third and final reading during their Tuesday, Feb. 4 meeting.

Previous ordinances set the speed limit at 30 mph on Metro Road. The public can began to travel at 40 mph once signage on Metro Road is updated.

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Metro Road provides access to places like the Casper Metro Animal Control Center and the Casper Regional Landfill.

The speed limit increase will apply to Metro Road between Bryan Stock Trail and Station Road. The city estimates that changing speed limit signs would come with a cost of about $800.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.