The speed limit on SW Century Drive in Bend between Mammoth Drive and the city limits near the Loge Entrada will be lowered from 55 mph to 50 mph, according to city officials.
The speed limit reduction was the result of community input and engineering analysis.
New signs in the area will have orange warning flags on top for a few weeks to call attention to the changes, according to the city.
In addition, a speed radar feedback sign will be installed this summer to increase drivers’ awareness
The speed change was requested by adjacent residences in response to increasing development, traffic and bicyclist and pedestrian travel in the area, according to the city. The lower speed was also established based on a traffic study that looked at existing driving speeds, road characteristics, adjacent land use and access locations.