Fort Dodge Officials Lower Speed Limit in Construction Zone
Due to some close calls and speeding in a construction zone, the city of Fort Dodge is enforcing a reduced speed limit on a portion of 5th Avenue South. The city announced yesterday that a 25mph speed limit is now enforced on 5th Avenue South between South 32nd Street and South 42nd Street. The speed limit had been 35mph. That portion of 5th Avenue South is a construction zone as crews of reduced it from four lanes to two. Officials say on several occasions, cars passing through the zone have come close to clipping construction workers. Both barricades and new speed limit signs are in place. Under Iowa law, fines are doubled for speeding in construction zones.