As a result of that study, the DOT is planning many changes for that section of Highway 15. That includes adding dynamic speed display signs, improving a taper lane at County JJ and refreshing pavement markings in spring, and increasing state patrols.
But there’s one thing the DOT won’t change: the speed limit.
Brock says they found the current speed meets state and national standards. Plus, the study found most drivers wouldn’t comply with a lower speed limit, potentially making things more dangerous.
“Lowering the speed limit could create an increase in variations in the way people are driving which creates other issues,” said Brock.