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City lowers speed limit on 59th Street

Posted: 5:11 PM, Dec 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-27 17:18:12Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Drivers using 59th Street to cut across Kansas City have always had to pay attention to changing speed limits.

Depending on location, the speed limit along the mostly-residential street ranged from 25 miles per hour near State Line Road, and then gradually increased to 35 miles per hour east of The Paseo.

On Friday, the city announced it was eliminating any confusion and hoping to reduce crashes and calm traffic at the same time by making the entire stretch of 59th Street a 25-mile-per-hour zone.

Public works crew plan to put up new speed limit signs on Friday, Dec. 28.

The city notes that drivers can use 63rd Street, just a few blocks south, as the thoroughfare to get across the city.