Elma: Speed limit reduction extended on US 12 starting Aug. 1


The Washington State Department of Transportation says that there will be more speed reduction areas along State Route 12 Elma that will last into 2025

By Tuesday, Aug. 1, a longer section of westbound US 12 through Elma will have a reduced 50 mph speed limit.


New reduced speed limit area
Drivers will see the speed limit reduced from 60 mph to 50 mph between milepost 16.83 and milepost 20.09.

The reduced speed limit will be enforceable as soon as signs are uncovered. The temporary speed limit reduction will remain in effect until the project is complete by the end of 2025.

Why this is needed
Travelers will see the second of three work zones on US 12. Crews will work to remove culverts that block fish migration under the highway. The project will replace the culvert at Vance Creek with a new bridge.

The Washington State Department of Transportation urges drivers to slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones to keep crews and all roadway users safe.


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