Highway speed riles residents



May 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Ken Lott thinks the speed limit on old Highway 169, the preferred detour for many now that a total rebuild of the newer highway has started, should be put at 55 miles an hour. A week ago Allen County commissioners voted to make it 45, from Iola to Humboldt city limits.

Lott’s rationale is that most drivers are impatient and ignore the lower limit, leading to backed up traffic and disregard for no-passing zones.

He gave his opinion to commissioners Jerry Daniels and Tom Williams Tuesday morning. Their companion on the board, John Brocker, was absent.