COLUMBIA — The speed limit on Stadium Boulevard will slow to 30 mph near the Columbia Independent School zone after the City Council approved the change Monday night.
Signs with flashing yellow lights will alert drivers to the slower speed limit between Timber Creek Drive to Aaron Drive. The lights will flash between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. and 3 to 3:45 p.m.
The new limit will take effect when school resumes in January 2010.
The city is also asking for an amendment to city code to alter the speed limit on portions of West Broadway. Signs are already in place to increase the speed limit to 45 mph on Broadway near Brickton Road and decrease it to 45 mph near Rustic Road.
The Missouri Department of Transportation sets speed limits on roadways itmaintains, but the city must adopt an ordinance to enforce the limits.