City of Mitchell looking into adjusting speed limits over safety concerns

MITCHELL – The Mitchell City Council met in regular session Tuesday evening to discuss the possibility of addressing speeding issues throughout town.

Councilmember Nathan Jenkins brought to the councils attention the consistent speeding he has either witnessed or been made aware of along North 9th Street, between Main Street and Hancock Avenue, along the route currently under construction with the High School’s capital project.

The safety of the community, and the students who are still crossing 9th Street to get to the Emerson School for classes remains the top priority for the city and the school board. Jenkins recommended lowering the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. The current speed limit is set at 25 m.p.h.

Project construction at the High School

Additionally, Rabbitsville Road, in between Hancock Avenue and Hamilton Boulevard, and Warren Street from the train tracks to Meridian Road, were also discussed as potential speed limit changes from 25 m.p.h. to 20 m.p.h.

The council voted to table the discussion, in order to review additional streets that may need to be addressed, as well as time to figure out how to best approach the sign placements.