Chapter 10.08   SPEED LIMITS

Sections:


10.08.010   State speed laws applicable.

Except as otherwise provided by the ordinances of the city, the state traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the city.

(Ord. 297 § 1, 1984)

10.08.015   Speed limit on State Route 169.

The speed limit on State Route 169 within the city is as set forth below:

Name of Street Speed Limit
A.  Third Avenue (State Route 169), northbound and southbound, from the south city limits to mile post 7.49 50 mph
B.  Third Avenue (State Route 169), northbound and southbound, from milepost 7.49 to the north city limits 35 mph

 

(Ord. 540 § 1, 1995)

10.08.020   Increase of state law maximum speed.

It is determined upon the basis of the engineering and traffic investigation conducted by the chief of police that the speed limit permitted by state law on the following streets is less than is necessary for safe operation of vehicles thereon by reason of the physical characteristics of such streets and the traffic conditions normally present thereon. It is therefore declared that the speed limits shall be as hereinafter set forth on those streets or parts of streets designated in this section:

Name of Street Speed Limit
Roberts Drive eastbound and westbound, from Third Avenue (State Route 169) to the 24600 block 35 mph
Roberts Drive eastbound and westbound from the 23500 block to the west city limits 50 mph

 

(Ord. 829 § 1, 2007: Ord. 540 § 2, 1995: Ord. 297 § 2, 1984)

10.08.030   Decrease of state law maximum speed.

It is determined upon the basis of the engineering and traffic investigation conducted by the chief of police that the speed limit permitted by state law is greater than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist on the following streets, and it is declared that the speed limit upon such streets or such portions thereof as are hereafter set forth, shall be the miles per hour hereinafter designated:

Name of Street Speed
Limit
1. Abrahms Avenue, both directions, from Morgan Street to the south city limits 20 mph
2. Alpine Drive, both directions, from Morgan Drive to Union Drive 20 mph
3. Baker Street, both directions, from Railroad Avenue to Third Avenue (State Route 169) 20 mph
4. Baker Street, both directions, from Third Avenue to Fifth Avenue 20 mph
5. Botts Drive SE, both directions, from the southeast Green River Gorge to its south terminus 20 mph
6. Bunavista Drive, both directions, from Morgan Drive to Highland Drive 20 mph
7. Cemetery Road, both directions, from Roberts Drive to Morgan Street 20 mph
8. Commission Avenue, both directions, from Morgan Street to Favro Street 20 mph
9. Dail Drive, both directions, from Morgan Drive to Union Drive 20 mph
10. Favro Street, both directions, from Railroad Avenue to Merino Street 20 mph
11. Hammond Drive, both directions, from Fifth Avenue to Lawson Street 20 mph
12. Hammond Place, both directions, from Hammond Drive to its terminus 20 mph
13. Highland Drive, both directions, from Bunavista Drive to its south terminus 20 mph
14. James Street, both directions, from Third Avenue (State Route 169) to Fourth Avenue 20 mph
15. Lawson Street, both directions, from Second Avenue to its intersection with the Southeast Green River Gorge Road 25 mph
16. Merino Street, both directions, from Railroad Avenue to Favro Street 20 mph
17. Morgan Drive, both directions, from Dail Drive to Bunavista Drive 20 mph
18. Morgan Street, both directions, from Roberts Drive to Baker Street 25 mph
19. Old Lawson Road, both directions, from Third Avenue (State Route 169) to its east terminus 20 mph
20. Pacific Street, both directions, from Fifth Avenue to its south terminus 20 mph
21. Park Street, both directions, from Second Avenue to Fourth Avenue and from Fifth Avenue to its east terminus 20 mph
22. Plass Road, both directions, from Third Avenue (State Route 169) to the south city limits 20 mph
23. Railroad Avenue, both directions, from Roberts Drive to Third Avenue (State Route 169) 20 mph
24. Railroad Avenue, both directions, from Third Avenue (State Route 169) and Old Lawson Road to its north terminus 25 mph
25. Roberts Drive, both directions, from the 23500 block to the 24600 block 25 mph
26. Southeast Green River Gorge Road, both directions, from the north city limits to its intersection with Lawson Street 25 mph
27. First Avenue, both directions, from Third Avenue (State Route 169) to its north terminus 20 mph
28. Second Avenue, both directions, from First Avenue to Park Street 20 mph
29. Fourth Avenue, both directions, from Lawson Street to James Street 20 mph
30. Fifth Avenue, both directions, from its north terminus to its south terminus 20 mph
31. Sixth Avenue, both directions, from John Street to its north terminus 20 mph
32. John Street, both directions, from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue 20 mph
33. Summit Drive both directions from 3rd Avenue to Blaine Avenue 25 mph
34. Blaine Avenue both directions from Summit Drive to Franklin Drive 25 mph
35. Franklin Drive both directions from Blaine Avenue to Kummer Avenue 25 mph
36. Kummer Avenue both directions from Franklin Drive to Summit Drive 25 mph
37. Kanasket Street both directions from Ravensdale Black Diamond to 25202 Kanasket Street 25 mph
38. Cumberland Place both directions from Kanasket Street to 25202 Cumberland Place 25 mph
39. Cumberland Way both directions from Kanasket Street to Cumberland Drive 25 mph
40. Cumberland Drive Both directions from Cumberland Way to Kanasket Street 25 mph
41. Selleck Place both directions from Cumberland Drive to 30501 Selleck Place 25 mph
42. Newcastle Drive both directions from Lawson Street to lower McKay Lane 25 mph
43. McKay Lane both directions from Newcastle to upper Newcastle Drive 25 mph
44. Minor Street both directions from Morgan Street to 32502 Minor Street 15 mph
45. Mason Street both directions from Abrams Avenue to 24111 Mason Street 25 mph
46. Hyde Avenue both directions from Mason Street to 32818 Hyde Avenue 25 mph
47. Lynch Lane both directions from Roberts Drive to 32249 Lynch Lane 20 mph
48. Sunny Land both directions from Roberts Drive to 32100 Sunny Lane 20 mph
49. Terrace Place both directions from Morgan Street to 24421 Terrace Place 20 mph
50. Lake Sawyer Road SE both directions from Roberts Drive to SE 312th 45 mph
51. 228th Avenue SE both directions from SE 312th to SE 307th Place 35 mph
52. 228th Avenue SE both directions from SE 313th to SE 308th (School zone when present) 20 mph
53. 224th Avenue SE both directions from SE 307th Place to SE 296th 35 mph
54. SE 296th both directions from 224th Avenue SE to 216th Avenue SE 35 mph
55. Curve sign at SE 297th and 224th Avenue SE 30 mph
56. 216th Avenue SE both directions from SE 296th to SE 288th 35 mph
57. SE 312th both directions from 228th Avenue SE to 23232 SE 312th 25 mph
58. SE 307th Place both directions from 224th Avenue SE to 229th Place SE 25 mph
59. 229 Place SE both directions from SE 307th Place to 30845 229th Place SE 25 mph
60. SE 302th Street both directions from 224th Avenue SE to 225th Avenue SE 25 mph
61. 225th Avenue SE both directions from SE 302th Street to SE 300th Street 25 mph
62. SE 300th Street both directions from 224th Avenue SE to 225th Avenue SE 25 mph
63. SE 297th Street both directions from 224th Avenue SE to SE 298th
64. SE 298th Street both directions from SE 297th to 226th Avenue SE 25 mph
65. 226th Avenue SE both directions from SE 298th Street to 29702 226th Avenue SE 25 mph
66. 225th Place SE both directions from SE 298th Street to 29716 225th Place SE 25 mph
67. SE 296th Street both directions from 224th Avenue SE to Boat Launch 25 mph
68. SE 295th Place both directions from SE 296th Street to 218th Place SE 25 mph
69. 218th Place SE both directions from SE 29th Place to SE 292nd 25 mph
70. SE 292th Street both directions from 216th Avenue SE to 218th Place SE 25 mph
71. 218th Avenue SE both directions from SE 292nd Street to SE 289th Street 25 mph
72. SE 289th Street both directions from 218th Avenue SE to 220th Place SE 25 mph
73. 220th Place SE both directions from SE 289th Street to 222nd Place SE 25 mph
74. 222nd Place SE both directions from 220th Place SE to SE 290th Street 25 mph
75. SE 290th Street both directions from 222 Place SE to 224th Avenue SE 25 mph
76. 224th Avenue SE both directions from SE 290th Street to SE 288th 25 mph
77. SE 288th Street both directions from 216th Avenue SE to 236th Avenue SE 35 mph
78. 228th Avenue SE both directions from SE 288th to 229th Avenue SE 25 mph
79. 229th Avenue SE both directions from 228th Avenue SE to SE 292th Place 25 mph
80. 229th Place SE both directions from 229th Place SE to 28901 229th Place SE 25 mph
81. SE 292nd Place both directions from 229th Avenue SE to 232nd 25 mph
82. SE 293rd Place both directions from 232nd Avenue to 236th Avenue SE 25 mph
83. 235th Avenue SE both directions from SE 293rd Place to 29507 235th Avenue SE 25 mph
84. 233rd Avenue SE both directions from SE 2934 Place to 29326 233rd Avenue SE 25 mph
85. 232nd Avenue SE both directions from SE 288th Street to 232nd Place SE 25 mph
86. 232nd Place SE both directions from 232nd Avenue SE to 234th Avenue SE 25 mph
87. 236th Avenue SE both directions from SE 2934 Place to SE 291st Street 25 mph
88. 234th Avenue SE both directions from SE 291st Street to SE 288th Street 25 mph
89. SE 289th Street both directions from 235 Avenue SE to 2334 Avenue SE 25 mph
90. 233rd Avenue SE both directions from SE 289th Street to SE 291st Street 25 mph
91. SE 291st Street both directions from 2334 Avenue SE to 234th Avenue SE 25 mph

 

(Ord. 829 § 2, 2007; Ord. 625 § 3, 1997; Ord. 540 § 3, 1995: Ord. 297 § 3, 1984)

10.08.040   Penalties.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall have committed a traffic infraction and shall be assessed a monetary penalty not to exceed three hundred thirty-seven dollars as prescribed in the revised monetary penalty schedule which has been amended pursuant to RCW 46.63.110(6) taking effect on January 1, 1998.

(Ord. 625 § 4, 1997: Ord. 297 § 4, 1984)

10.08.050   Posting of signs.

The city utility superintendent is directed to post and/or maintain signs along Third Avenue (State Route 169), Roberts Drive/Road, Morgan Drive, Union Drive, Baker Street, Lawson Street, the Southeast Green River Gorge Road, Botts Drive and Pacific Street, notifying the driving public of the speed limit for each street mentioned as established by this chapter.

(Ord. 297 § 5, 1984)

10.08.060   State approval.

The city clerk-treasurer is directed to send a certified copy of the ordinance codified in this chapter to the Secretary of the State Department of Transportation to notify the department of the city's approval of the current state established speed limits on Third Avenue (State Route 169). The city clerk-treasurer is further directed to attach to the ordinance codified in this chapter any letter from the Secretary of the Department of Transportation approving such speed limits when received.

(Ord. 297 § 6, 1984)