CORVALLIS - A number of groups are asking Ravalli County commissioners to back a request to cut back the speed limit on the busy Woodside Cutoff Road west of Corvallis.
The current speed limit is 60 mph for the two miles immediately east of Highway 93, dropping quickly to 25 mph as it nears Corvallis.
But the Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association, the Teller Wildlife Refuge and some homeowners would like to see MDT cut the limit down to “perhaps 45 miles per hour”. They’re especially concerned about how busy the road has become in recent years, but also because of the traffic coming off and on the highway to reach the refuge, and the FWP fishing access on the Bitterroot River. There have also been struggles on how to get an pedestrian walk-way for the bridge.
The groups are asking commissioners to consider writing a letter of support to MDT to lower the limits during their Tuesday morning meeting.