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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Hearing to be Held on Columbia Co. Speed Limits

Speed limit reductions are proposed for primitive roads and steep grades


DAYTON— The Columbia County Commissioners have set a hearing to receive public comment about proposed changes to speed limits on some county roads.

Public Works Director Andrew Woods said the proposal is for the speed limit on all primitive roads in the county, and some roads having steep grades, be set at 35 m.p.h. A reduced speed limit, from 40 m.p.h. to 35 on North Touchet Road, from the Dayton city limits to the South Touchet Road turnoff, is also proposed.

Woods said that about 18 months ago, the commissioners were approached by a group of community members with a request to make roa...

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