Council to consider speed limit increases
It's won't exactly be the Kansas Speedway and it certainly won't resemble the autobahn but motorists traveling through some roads in Basehor can expect the pace to be quicker nonetheless.
Members of the Basehor City Council are prepared to move forward with increases to speed limits along various sections of roadways in Basehor, most notably 155th Street, the city's main drag.
After a work session Monday night, during which city officials discussed the merits of changing speed limits with Basehor police, City Council members seemed unanimous in supporting a measure next week. On Monday, April 26, the City Council is slated to vote on an ordinance authorizing speed limit adjustments.
The speed limit along 155th Street varies from 20 to 30 miles per hour. However, the ordinance City Council members will vote on Monday night will:
- Increase the speed limit to 40 miles per hour along 155th Street between U.S. Highway 24/40 and Parallel Road. The current speed limit is 30 miles per hour.
- Increase the speed limit between Parallel and Leavenworth Road to 30 miles per hour. The current speed limit is 30 miles per hour until reaching Basehor City Hall, where it reduces to 20 miles per hour.
- Increase the speed limit to 40 miles per hour, beginning at Poplar Street, and heading north.
- Add two pedestrian crossing lights and four solar-powered flashing school zone lights to advise motorists of reduced speeds during school hours.