Speed reduction needed at Green Valley

Tuesday the Lyon County Board voted to help reduce the speed limit enforcement along County State Aid Highway 8 entering Green Valley.

Residents have complained about the speed problem and Sheriff Mark Mather has confirmed the problem in the area. The current speed limit changes from 55 to 30 miles per hour.

“The problem is most people don’t slow down in the area,” said County Engineer Aaron VanMoer. The recommendation was to increase awareness of the speed reduction by using “dynamic speed signs” to reduce the speed in the area.

“Radar signs indicating the current speed are most effective,” said VanMoer. Such a sign (with 15-inch letters) would cost about $8,600 for purchase and installation.

These signs flash, “Your speed” at the time. “I know those signs slow me down,” said Commissioner Gary Crowley. “Money wise, that would be our best buy and I think that would work,” said the commissioner.

Commissioner Charlie Sanow said he’d like the sign to be on a portable trailer, “so it could be moved.” “Hopefully this will take care of it,” said Commissioner Rick Anderson.

“I’m OK to start with one portable (unit) that we can use in other communities,” said Sheriff Mather.

He indicated a need for several more but we should, “Start with one and see how it works out.”

Byron Higgin

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