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A pickup truck driver watches for traffic before exiting from Meadows Drive at County Road M in the late afternoon. Limited visibility due to hills and curves, plus subdivision growth, have resulted in new, lower speed limits.

New east-side speed limit means, slow down

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Drivers leaving River Falls past the hospital/clinic on County Road M or entering from the other direction will need to ease up on the gas.


New 45 mph speed limit signs got posted July 21 on County M between Meadows Drive eastward to just beyond Liberty Road.

The old speed limit for that 1/3 mile stretch was 55 mph.

City and St. Croix County engineers studied the hilly, winding stretch of road after hearing traffic speed concerns from area residents.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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