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County okays requested speed reductions at Palouse, Malden


November 1, 2018

Whitman County Commissioners approved two speed changes Monday. The first, a 7.9 mile-stretch of Cache Creek Road, south of Malden to Highway 195, came about after a petition by residents. A subsequent traffic study was conducted by Marc LaVanWay, staff engineer for Whitman County.

Mark Storey, Public Works director, recommended to commissioners to lower the limit from 50 to 40 mph, effective Nov. 15.

“Most people are already driving 35-40 on that anyways,” said Storey, referring to what was found in the traffic study.

The second speed reduction will be on a two-mile loop of Tidwell...

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