Drivers around Bend are going to have to slow down. The city announced that several streets will have their speed limits lowered soon.
The speed limit on Powers Road between Parrell Road and Brookswood Boulevard will drop from 35 to 30 mph, while SE 15th Street from Lostine Circle to Ferguson Road will go from 40 mph to 35 mph, and SE 15th Street between Ferguson and Knott roads will fall from 50 mph to 45 mph.
Country Club drive between Knott and Murphy roads will have a new speed limit of 35 mph, down from 40 mph.
The speed limits are lowering because of changing development and traffic along those road sections and in response to requests from Bend residents. New speed limit signs will be marked with orange flags for several weeks to draw attention to the changes.