The speed limit on one stretch of road in Ripon is about to change.
Motorists along Stockton Avenue, from Second Street and Doak Boulevard, will be able to bump up their speed by just a tad, going from 30 mph to 35 mph as a result of the 2015 Engineering and Traffic Survey.
“That was the only change we’re recommending,” said City of Ripon Engineering Supervisor James Pease at the Feb. 9 Council meeting.
Elected leaders approved the introduction to the “Speed Limits” ordinance based on the study, voting 4-0 (Councilman Leo Zuber was absent).
Included were 33 roadway segments within the City. Pease noted that the recent surveys were performed in compliance with the current laws and practices of the State of California and necessary in setting an intermediate speed limit about the 25 mph speed limit.
He added that the surveys were used to determine the appropriate speed limits, taking prevailing speeds, collision records, and highway traffic and roadside conditions not readily apparent to the driver into consideration.
Of that, only Stockton Avenue stretch was recommended for change.
The posted speed limit here will be 35 mph.
Council members, meanwhile, approved the 2015 Engineering and Traffic Survey at the January meeting.