Variable speed limit signs going up on Highway 26

Variable speed limit signs going up on Highway 26

BANKS, Ore. (AP) - Electronic speed limit signs will post variable speed limits on U.S. Highway 26 near the Oregon Highway 47 junction west of Portland to help handle traffic volumes.

The Daily Astorian reports the speed limit will vary from 30 mph to 50 mph, depending on the traffic volume. Speed limits will not change more than once every 15 minutes.

The Oregon Department of Transportation says periods of heavy traffic on U.S. 26, particularly during weekends in the summer, make it difficult and unsafe for drivers making turns at Oregon 47.

Officials say motorists need to be aware of the changing speeds because Oregon State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office will enforce the electronically posted speeds.

Information from: The Daily Astorian
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