Morrison City Wide Speed Limit of 25 MPH Effective December 1
Police Chief Brian Melton reports the City Wide Speed Limit of 25 MPH will become effective on Saturday, December 1, 2012. A collaborative effort involving the City of Morrison Police Department, Public Works, and Administration has been initiated to prepare, educate, promote and enforce the new City Wide Speed Limit of 25 MPH.
“Morrison Police will begin enforcing the new City Wide Speed Limit of 25 MPH on December 1,” said Chief Melton. “In general and for at least the first 60 days, officers will be issuing warnings to motorists exceeding the speed limit unless circumstances dictate otherwise at the discretion of the officer.”
On August 13, 2012, the City Council approved a new ordinance establishing the City Wide Speed Limit of 25 MPH, unless otherwise posted. All city streets will be 25 MPH with the following exceptions:
IL RT 78 (portions of Lincolnway, Cherry Street, East Wall Street, South Clinton Street and Portland Avenue) will remain 30 MPH as posted.
US RT 30 (Lincolnway) will remain 30 MPH as posted.
Main Street (Madison St. to/from Orange St.) will be 20 MPH once posted.
[This will not be posted until Spring 2013.]
The City of Morrison has initiated a public awareness campaign to inform the community of Morrison and its visitors of the new City Wide Speed Limit of 25 MPH.
Melton concluded with, “This new speed limit is not a reason for the Morrison Police to issue more tickets. This new speed limit was established with the support of the City Council to improve public safety and that is our mission.”