Chapter 10.08
SPEED LIMITS

Sections:

10.08.010    Basic rule and maximum limits.

10.08.020    Alteration of maximum limits.

10.08.030    All county roads not otherwise regulated—Twenty-five miles per hour.

10.08.040    Twenty miles per hour.

10.08.050    Thirty miles per hour.

10.08.060    Thirty-five miles per hour.

10.08.070    Forty miles per hour.

10.08.080    Fifty miles per hour.

10.08.090    Fifty-five miles per hour.

10.08.100    Temporary maximum speed limits during road construction and/or emergency conditions.

10.08.110    Signs posted and maintained.

10.08.120    Severability.

10.08.010 Basic rule and maximum limits.

A.    No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.

B.    The driver of every vehicle shall, consistent with the requirements of subsection (A) of this section, drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with subsection (A) of this section, the limits specified in this chapter shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of such maximum limits. (Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.020 Alteration of maximum limits.

Whenever the board of county commissioners determines on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the maximum speed permitted under RCW 46.61.400(2) is greater or less than is reasonable and safe under the conditions found to exist upon a highway or part of a highway, the board may determine and declare a reasonable and safe maximum limit thereon which:

A.    Decreases the limit at intersections; or

B.    Increases the limit but not to more than sixty miles per hour; or

C.    Decreases the limit but not to less than twenty miles per hour.

The board of county commissioners shall determine by an engineering and traffic investigation the proper maximum speed for all arterial streets and shall declare a reasonable and safe maximum limit thereon which may be greater or less than the maximum speed permitted under RCW 46.61.400(2) but shall not exceed sixty miles per hour.

Any altered limit established as hereinbefore authorized shall be effective when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected. Such maximum speed limit may be declared to be effective at all times or at such times as are indicated upon such signs; and differing limits may be established for different time of day, different types of vehicles, varying weather conditions, and other factors bearing on safe speeds, which shall be effective when posted upon appropriate fixed or variable signs. (Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.030 All county roads not otherwise regulated—Twenty-five miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of twenty-five miles per hour upon any county road in Douglas County unless a different speed is authorized by this chapter and signs are posted identifying said speed. (Ord. TLS 10-07-31B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.040 Twenty miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or class of vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of twenty miles per hour upon the following county roads or sections of county roads:

School Speed Zones. The following county road sections have been designated as school zones. The maximum speed allowable on the said county road sections shall be twenty miles per hour when children are present on normal school days between the hours of seven-thirty a.m. and four-thirty p.m.

Cascade Elementary:

 

 

24280

23rd St. NW

N. Ashland Ave. to Baker

20090

Baker Ave.

MP 2.30 to 2.58

23590

N. Ashland

23rd NE to MP 0.20

 

 

 

Grant Elementary:

 

 

13900

1st St. SE

MP 0.19 to MP 0.43

 

 

 

Rock Island Elementary:

 

 

31750

Rock Island Road

MP 0.75 to MP 0.98

32190

Center St.

Rock Island Rd. to MP 0.13

 

 

 

Clovis Pointe Intermediate School:

 

 

12860

4th St. SE

MP 1.42 to MP 1.58

13226

3rd St. SE

MP 0.62 to MP 0.73

 

 

 

Mansfield School:

 

 

77950

Mansfield North

SR 172 to MP 0.23

 

 

 

Palisades School:

 

 

94050

Palisades Road

MP 11.01 to MP 11.17

(Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.050 Thirty miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or class of vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of thirty miles per hour upon the following county roads or sections of county roads:

Urban Minor Arterials:

 

 

10110

Rock Island Rd.

E. Wenatchee City Limits to S. Nile Ave.

10410

Riverview Dr.

E. Wenatchee City Limits to SR 28

12259

8th St. NE

E. Wenatchee City Limits to N. Nile Ave.

12860

3rd St. SE

SR 28 to 4th St. SE

12860

4th St. SE

3rd St. SE to S. Nile Ave.

30090

Nile Ave. (N. & S.)

8th St. NE to SR 28

12510

Highline Dr.

E. Wenatchee City Limits to 3rd St. SE

16990

Kentucky Ave.

10th St. NE to Rock Island Rd.

17320

8th St. SE

S. Nile Ave. to S. Union Ave.

92251

Eastmont Ave.

E. Wenatchee City Limits to Badger Mt. Rd.

 

 

 

Urban Collectors:

 

 

11020

3rd St. NE

E. Wenatchee City Limits to N. Lyle Ave.

11500

5th St. NE

E. Wenatchee City Limits to N. Lyle Ave.

16060

N. Lyle Ave.

9th St. NE to 10th St. NE

16060

10th St. NE

N. Lyle Ave. to N. Nile Ave.

16990

10th St. NE

E. Wenatchee City Limits to N. Kentucky Ave.

19780

N. Lyle Ave.

Grant Rd. to 9th St. NE

20090

N. Baker Ave.

E. Wenatchee City Limits to Eastmont Ave.

23350

N.W. Cascade Ave.

E. Wenatchee City Limits to UAB

24250

Valley View Blvd.

21st St. NE to Badger Mt. Rd.

30090

N. Nile Ave.

8th St. NE to 10th St. NE

27980

Fancher Field Rd.

Fancher Heights Blvd. to Eastmont Ave.

34500

Airport Wy.

Old Terminal to End

 

 

 

Rural Major Collector:

 

 

92250

W. Baseline Rd.

From bottom of McGinnis Canyon to Road Q NW

 

 

 

Rural Minor Collector:

 

 

40100

Crescent Bar Rd.

Grant County Line to Grant County Line

(Ord. TLS 15-01-04B Exh. A: Ord. TLS 14-11-44B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 13-08-28B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 10-07-31B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 07-06-43B Exh. A (part): Res. TLS 07-14B; Res. TLS 06-58B; Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.060 Thirty-five miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or class of vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of thirty-five miles per hour upon the following county roads or sections of county roads:

Rural Gravel—Major Collectors:

 

95188

Brown’s Canyon Rd.

Brays Landing Rd. to Waterville N. Rd. (ORD TLS 08-04-08B)

 

 

 

Rural Minor Collector:

 

 

52509

Douglas N. Rd.

SR 2 (M.P. 0.0) to M.P. 0.24

 

 

 

Urban Arterials:

 

 

92250

Badger Mt. Rd.

Eastmont Ave. to Urban Area Boundary (ORD 07-06-043B)

 

 

 

Urban Minor:

 

 

10110

Rock Island Rd.

S. Nile Ave. to SR 28 (RES TLS 06-58B)

 

 

 

Bray’s Landing Area:

 

 

95010

Brays Landing Rd.

SR 97 to SR 97 (North)

51500

Lucky Badger Rd.

Brays Landing Rd. to Higgins Loop

51500

Higgins Loop

Brays Landing Rd. to Singleton Rd.

51800

Nollmeyer Rd.

Brays Landing Rd. to End

51700

Singleton Rd.

Brays Landing Rd. to End

50980

Weimer Rd.

SR 97 to End

50860

Barber Rd.

SR 97 to End

 

 

 

Palisades Area:

 

 

40150

Sunrise Ln.

SR 28 to Sunrise Ct.

40170

Sunrise Ct.

 

 

 

 

Titchenal Area:

 

 

94170

Titchenal Canyon Rd.

Indian Camp Rd. to Road 4 SW

 

 

 

Sims Corner Area:

 

 

69660

Road 12 & 14 & T NE (Sims Loop Rd.)

SR 17 to SR 17

69900

Road 13 NE

Road T NE to one mile east on Road 13 NE

 

 

 

Crane Orchard Area:

 

 

73750

Pateros Ferry Rd.

Crane Orchard Rd. to End

97100

Crane Orchard Rd.

Central Ferry Canyon to SR 173

73170

Crane Warehouse Rd.

Crane Orchard Rd. to End

 

 

 

Bridgeport Bar Area:

 

 

73310

Conklin Hill Rd.

Bridgeport City Limits to SR 173

76880

Grange Rd./Moe Rd.

SR 173 to SR 173

74200

Perkins Rd.

SR 173 to Transfer Station

 

 

 

Bridgeport Area:

 

 

82130

Pearl Hill Rd.

Bridgeport City Limits to Wilcox Rd.

 

 

 

Rock Island Area:

 

 

31750

Rock Island Rd.

Rock Island City Limits to SR 28

32840

Saunders Rd.

Battermann Rd. to Rock Island City Limits

 

 

 

Pangborn Airport Area:

 

 

17320

8th St. SE

S. Nile Ave. to S. Union Ave.

34130

10th St. SE/S. Van Well/S. Union Ave.

8th St. SE to Grant Rd.

34630

S. Van Well Ave.

4th St. SE to 8th St. SE

34770

8th St. SE

at S. Van Well

12259

8th St. NE & Stark Ave.

N. Nile Ave. to 10th St. NE

16060

10th St. NE

N. Nile Ave. to S. Stark Ave.

33220

6th St. SE

S. Union Ave. to S. Nile Ave.

33400

4th St. SE

S. Nile Ave. to S. Union Ave.

34290

12th St. SE/S. Van Sickle Ave.

10th St. SE to End

34770

S. Ward Ave.

Grant Rd. Ext. to 8th St. SE

35000

8th St. SE

S. Webb Ave. to Witte Ave.

35020

S. Webb Ave.

Grant Rd. S to 8th St. SE

35650

S. Witte Ave.

4th St. SE to 8th St. SE

33770

N. Perry Ave.

Grant Rd. to 5th St. NE

33770

5th St. NE

N. Perry Ave. to N. Stark Ave.

33770

N. Stark Ave.

5th St. NE to Grant Rd.

 

 

 

Baker Flats:

 

 

23350

NW Cascade Ave.

UAB North to SR 2/97

(Ord. TLS 14-11-44B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 13-08-28B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 08-04-08B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 07-06-43B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.070 Forty miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or class of vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of forty miles per hour upon the following county roads or sections of county roads:

Urban Area:

 

 

93130

Grant Rd.

Kentucky Ave. to Airport Way

93130

Grant Rd.

Airport Way to S. Van Well Ave.

92251

Eastmont Ave.

Badger Mt. Rd. to US 2/97

 

 

 

Rural Gravel—Major Collectors:

 

 

65770

Heritage Rd.

SR 172 to Bechtol Loop Rd.

85700

Nilles Rd./27 NE

End of Oil to Del Rio Rd.

94050

Palisades Rd.—Gravel

End of Oil to Billingsley Ranch

94550

Highland School Rd.

Whitehall Wye to Beginning of Oil

82130

Del Rio Gravel

McCabe Oil Rd. to Starkle Rd.

 

 

 

Rural Gravel—Minor Collectors:

 

 

43010

Road H SW

SR 2 to Armstrong W. Rd. (Road 4 SW)

44400

Road 4 SW (Armstrong W. Rd.)

Road E SW to Road H SW

53709

Logan Rd.—Gravel

Slusser Rd. to Sprauer Rd.

58010

Logan Rd.

Road 3 NW to Slusser Rd.

60350

Jameson Lk. Rd.—Gravel

SR 2 to Jack’s Resort

71110

Gallaher West Rd.—Gravel

End of Oil to Beginning of Oil

72790

N. Division Rd.

Central Ferry Canyon Rd. to DeZellum Hill Rd.

87070

McCabe Rd.—Gravel

End of Oil to Del Rio Rd.

94170

Rock Island Grade Rd.

Top of Grade to Indian Camp Rd.

 

 

 

Grade/Titchenal:

 

 

97100

Central Ferry Canyon Rd.

Dyer Hill Rd. to Crane Orchard Rd.

98210

Starkle Rd./Del Rio Rd.

Del Rio Rd. to SR 174

 

 

 

Rural Gravel—Local Access:

 

 

43110

Lutes & Rays Rd.

End of Oil to M.P. 3.06

52760

Road 3 NW

Douglas N. Rd. to SR 172

64650

Bechtol Loop Rd.

End of Oil to Heritage Rd.

66760

St. Andrews E. Rd.

End of Oil to SR 17

71310

McGrath Rd.

End of Oil to Dyer Hill Rd.

81040

Vance Rd.

SR 174 to M.P. 1.76

96110

Hawes/Schick Loop Rd.

End of Oil to SR 172

 

 

 

Rural Paved Roads:

 

 

43110

Lutes & Rays Rd.

SR 2 to End of Oil

45550

Road 3 SW (Ludeman Rd.)

Farmer South Rd. to End of Oil

47340

Grant Co. Line Rd.

Whitehall Rd. to End of Oil (24 NW)

60540

Road 2 NW

N. Division Rd. to End of Oil

82130

Highland Orchard Rd.

Pearl Hill Rd. to End of Oil

92250

McGinnis Canyon Rd.

Ruud Canyon Rd. to Baseline Rd.

(Ord. TLS 14-11-44B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 13-08-28B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 10-07-31B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 08-04-08B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.080 Fifty miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or class of vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of fifty miles per hour upon the following county roads or sections of county roads:

Rural Major Collectors:

 

 

46150

Coulee Meadows Rd.

Grant County Line to SR 2

64650

Tommy Davis Oil Rd.

Atkins Lk. to Bechtol Loop Rd.

65210

Tommy Davis Oil Rd.

SR 2 to Atkins Lk. Rd.

82130

Pearl Hill Rd.

Wilcox Rd. to Highland Orchard Rd.

82130

Del Rio Rd.

Leahy Oil Rd. to End of Oil

92250

Badger Mt. Rd.

Urban Area Bndry. to Ruud Canyon Rd.

92250

Baseline Rd.

Road Q NW to Waterville South

93130

Grant Rd./Battermann Rd.

S. Van Well Ave. to SR 28

94050

Palisades Rd.

SR 28 to End of Oil

94050

County Line Rd.

Beginning of Oil to Coulee Meadows Rd.

94170

Waterville South Rd.

Waterville City Limits to Road 4 SW

94410

Whitehall Rd.

Grant Co. Line to Highland School Rd.

94550

Highland School Rd.

Beginning of Oil to SR 2

95100

Waterville N. Rd.

Waterville City Limits to Gibson Cutoff Rd.

95150

McNeil Canyon Rd.

SR 97 to SR 172

97230

Bridgeport Hill Rd.

SR 172 to Mansfield N. Rd.

98100

Pearl Hill Rd.

Beginning of Oil to Highland Orchard Rd.

98210

McCabe/Del Rio Rd.

SR 174 to Del Rio Rd.

 

 

 

Rural Minor Collectors:

 

 

44400

Armstrong E. Rd.

Farmer S. Rd. to End of Oil

44400

Armstrong W. Rd.

Alstown to Waterville South Rd.

44510

Farmer S. Rd.

Armstrong E. Rd. to SR 2

52509

Douglas N. Rd./Slusser Rd.

M.P. 0.24 to SR 172

52760

Airport Rd.

Waterville N. Rd. to Douglas N. Rd.

53709

Logan Rd.

Sprauer Rd. to McNeil Canyon Rd.

58010

Supplee Rd.

SR 2 to Slusser Rd.

66760

St. Andrews W. Rd.

Heritage Rd. to St. Andrews Rd.

66950

St. Andrews Rd.

SR 2 North to St. Andrews (Road 6 NE)

71110

Gallaher Rd.

Dyer Hill Rd. to End of Oil

71110

Gallaher Rd.

Beginning of Oil to McNeil Canyon Rd.

73509

Harper Rd.

SR 172 to SR 17

77950

Mansfield N. Rd.

SR 172 to End of Oil

87070

McCabe Oil Rd.

Del Rio Rd. to End of Oil

94170

Waterville S. Rd.

Road 4 SW to Baseline Rd.

94410

Whitehall Wye

 

94550

Whitehall Rd.

SR 2 to Whitehall Wye

96250

Mansfield S. Rd.

Mansfield City Limits to End of Oil

97100

Dyer Hill Rd.

Bridgeport Hill Rd. to End of Oil

98100

Leahy Oil Rd.

SR 174 to Road 27 NE

98310

Smith Lake Rd.

SR 174 to Pendall Rd.

 

 

 

Rural Local Access Roads:

 

 

54850

Gibson Cutoff Rd.

Slusser Rd. to Sprauer Rd.

63250

Matthiesen Rd.

Beginning of Oil to SR 172

63580

Touhey Rd.

SR 172 to End of Oil

64650

Bechtol Loop—Oil

SR 2 to End of Oil

66760

St. Andrews E. Rd.

St. Andrews Rd. to End of Oil

71310

McGrath Oil Rd.

Beginning of Oil to SR 172

77410

Old Oil Rd.

SR 172 to Bridgeport Hill Rd.

82690

Henton Rd.

Pearl Hill Rd. to End of Oil

94290

Armstrong Oil Rd.

SR 2 to End of Oil

96110

N. Division/Schick Oil Rd.

SR 2 to End of Oil

97460

6 Mile Rd.

SR 172 to End of Oil

(Ord. TLS 14-11-44B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 13-08-28B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 10-07-31B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.090 Fifty-five miles per hour.

It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle or class of vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of fifty-five miles per hour upon the following county roads or sections of county roads:

95100

Sprauer Rd. (Road 8 NW)

MP 6.04 to SR 172

82130

Pearl Hill Rd.

Wilcox Rd. to Highland Orchard Rd.

97230

Bridgeport Hill Rd.

Mansfield Road to SR 17

(Ord. TLS 14-11-44B Exh. A (part): Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.100 Temporary maximum speed limits during road construction and/or emergency conditions.

The board of county commissioners hereby authorizes the county engineer or his/her designated representative to temporarily reduce the maximum allowable speed on any county road, as necessary during road construction and/or emergency conditions. The speed limit reductions shall become effective upon the placement of standard signs indicating the maximum allowable speed and shall cease at such time as the signs are removed by the engineer or his representative. All signs to be placed in accordance with this section shall conform to the manual on uniform traffic control devices for streets and highways for the state of Washington.

The violation of the speed limits as authorized in this section shall constitute a traffic infraction. (Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.110 Signs posted and maintained.

The county engineer is directed and authorized to cause to be posted and maintained signs in accordance with this chapter and the Washington State Department of Transportation’s “Manual for Signing.”

Each speed limit established by this Chapter shall take effect upon the erection of signs upon the roads and/or sections of roads described. (Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))

10.08.120 Severability.

If any provision of this ordinance or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected. (Ord. TLS 04-01-13B Exh. A (part))