Speed Limit Changes in Brooklyn Park Along Stretch of 93rd Avenue
A year-long project intended to reduce speed in a growing Brooklyn Park neighborhood is coming to completion. On Wednesday, Brooklyn Park maintenance crews installed new speed limit signs on 93rd Avenue. Drivers will notice that the speed limit from Noble Parkway to Zane Avenue is now 35 miles per hour.
Prior to the reduced speed, the speed limit on 93rd Avenue was 50 miles per hour from Zane to Regent Avenues. In the past, neighbors have voiced concerns about speeding and heavy traffic on the roadway.
The city was finally able to do something about it after legislation passed in 2019. It allowed communities to set speed limits on city-owned roadways.
“On all busy roads we want to keep people driving reasonable speeds and we want to promote slower speed,” said Brooklyn Park City Engineer Jesse Struve. “There’s a direct correlation of slower speeds versus the number of fatality, if there happens to be an incident between a vehicle and pedestrian.”
The city also redesigned the mile stretch to reduce speed by adding a median, sidewalk and trail. Left-turn lanes and other traffic-calming measures were also added.
City staff say another reason for the $1.6 million project is due to the growing residential neighborhoods.