During Monday’s Fairfield City Council meeting, City Engineer Melanie Carlson presented the council with the first reading of a new ordinance that would change the speed limit on South Main Street.
According to Carlson, South Main Street from 230 feet north of the centerline of 227th Street, to the southern city limit will be fifty-five (55) MPH; South Main Street approximately 230 feet north of the centerline of 227th Street to approximately 290 feet south of the center line of the westbound US 34 on/off ramp will be forty-five (45) MPH;
South Main Street from 290 feet south of the center line of the westbound US 34’s on and off ramps to 850 feet south of the centerline of Madison Avenue will be 35 miles an hour once the new ordinance is approved, published, and signs posted.
This decision was made due to the new roundabout on Highway 1 to slow drivers down. Fairfield Drivers Ed students can also use the city’s new roundabout instead of driving to Ottumwa for practice. The speed limit on the roundabout has been set to 15 mph.