Following a request from the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department and a subsequent speed study, Road Supervisor Bill Gilson asked commissioners to approve a speed posting on 6000 W., in Riverside.
Gilson said the Sheriff’s Department had received numerous complains about traffic on that road from SR 30 north to 20000 N. A study conducted determined that the south end of the road showed the area had a larger concentration of homes with young families, while the north end was less populated. A bad curve around 16800 N. also played into a speed issue.
Gilson further said a survey conducted with residents at both ends revealed a majority (65 percent) of those contacted were in favor of setting the speed limit to 45 miles per hour to the south, while an equal percentage of residents on the north favored a 55-mile speed posting.
After reviewing the situation with the county engineering firm, Gilson said his recommendation would be to set dual speed postings on 6000 W. That recommendation was approved by commissioners.
The road will now be posted at 45 mph from SR 30 south to 16800 N., and then change to 55 mph from 16800 N. to 20000 N. Advisory speed signs will also be installed near the curve area and going into the Malad Bottoms.
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