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December 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Seattle DOT increases a speed limit — really

In a city known for road diets and traffic calming, about 40,000 motorists a day can legally go faster when speed-limit signs on the Spokane Street Viaduct are changed this weekend from 35 mph to 40 mph. The limit on the new road deck has been 35 mph since it was finished a year ago. The $164 million…


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October 25, 2011 at 12:31 PM

The road ahead: WSDOT drops speed limit to 40 mph on Viaduct

While roaring pincers and lances break apart the Alaskan Way Viaduct stretch in Sodo, the state quietly changed the speed limit on the remaining waterfront section of the double-deck highway — from 50 mph, where it’s been for decades, down to 40 mph. The new limit will stay in effect until 2016, when the waterfront viaduct is replaced…


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