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Rochester speed limit coming down

Speed limit 25 graphic

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The speed limit is coming down on most city-owned streets in Rochester.

According to a news release from the city Wednesday afternoon, the speed limit on un-posted streets will be 25 mph. Changes on streets with speed limits other than 25 mph will take effect as soon as new signs are put up.

The limit on most of those roads was 30 mph.

Changing all the signs on city roads is expected to take six months to complete.

Not every limit is changing. The city says streets like Elton Hills Drive, 37th Street NW and Broadway Avenue outside the business district will remain at their current posted speeds.

Limits on county or state owned roads are not changing.

The limits are changing following action by the state legislature in 2019 that let certain communities adjust speed limits if they want. The Rochester City Council approved the changes in December of last year.


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