The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has reduced the speed limit on Chetco Avenue. Oak Street to Pacific Avenue will be reduced from 25 to 20 mph and from Pacific Avenue to just North of Arnold Lane will be reduced from 35 mph to 30 mph.
ODOT initiated a speed zone study in order to review if lower speeds were warranted between Parkview Drive and Pedrioli Drive and this stretch of Highway 101 was identified as a high-risk pedestrian corridor. Their study identified areas in need of speed reduction and the City of Brookings concurred with ODOT’s proposed speed zone changes at the February 14, 2022 Council meeting. In expressing support Councilor McKinney said “I am in favor of reducing speeds if the result is enhancing public safety and allowing drivers the opportunity to become more aware