Ethan area gets changes for stop signs, speed limit on rural roads

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Davison County approved some changes to rural road speed limits and stop signs earlier this week.

The following changes were approved by the Davison County Commission on Tuesday at the request of Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg.

  • Replacing yield signs with stop signs on 409th Avenue at the intersections with 261st, 262nd, 263rd, and 264th Streets, all rural gravel roads located northwest of Ethan.
  • Lowering the speed limits on 262nd, 263rd and 264th Streets from 55 mph to 45 mph. Each of those changes is in effect for one-mile segments from State Highway 37 west to 409th Avenue.

Both changes are related to increased gravel truck traffic in that area of the county, with three gravel pits operating in the vicinity of those intersections. Weinberg said he consulted with Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink and they agreed adding stop signs and lowering the speed limits in those areas would be safer decisions with the increased truck traffic.
"The good thing is that with those big, slow trucks, they're not really going to get up to speed over 45 mph in that one-mile stretch anyway," Weinberg said.

Weinberg said those signage changes would be made this week.

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