Speed Limit Increased Near Perrine Bridge
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) – The speed limit on U.S. 93 across the Perrine Bridge and through the signal at Golf Course Road in Twin Falls will increase to 50 mph late this week after an engineering study concluded higher speeds are safe and appropriate for the highway segment, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
The speed limit from the north Twin Falls city limit through the signal was reduced in late 2011 when the new signal was activated. Consistent with the engineering study, and with concurrence of local law enforcement, the speed limit will shift from 45 mph to 50 mph.
A minor shift in speed zone also will be made north of the I-84 junction where the speed limit was altered during 2011 construction. The 45-mph speed zone will be reduced slightly at the north end of the speed zone near the Flying J, also to reflect the driving patterns of traffic in the area.
“Generally, we see a shift in speed limits to slow traffic for reasons of safety or due to increasing roadway access,” said Bruce Christensen, ITD District Traffic Engineer. “This is one of those cases where safe operation by drivers and the speed of traffic has led to a minor increase of the speed limit.”
Drivers are reminded that the current speed limit remains in effect until the new signs have been installed.