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Speed limit cut through Coupeville

Motorists driving on Highway 20 through Coupeville had better slow down.

Work crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation finished Thursday installing lower speed limit signs along the approaches into town, DOT spokesman Dustin Terpening said.

Now that those signs are installed, the speed limit is 45 mph, which is 10 below the traditional limit.

Town officials have tried for years to convince the Washington State Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit. Town officials recently argued the high number of accidents at the intersection with Broadway warranted lower speeds. Finally, several months ago, state officials agreed to lower the limit.

The 45 mph speed limit starts near the intersection with Ebey Road and continues through Coupeville before returning to 55 mph.

 

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