The speed limit on S. Third Street between Brosterhous Road and Murphy Road in Bend will be lowered from 45 mph to 35 mph this month.
The change was requested by members of the community in response to changing traffic and development, according to the city. This change was made to incorporate consistent speeds along the entire commercial corridor of Third Street.
The new speed limit, set by the Oregon Department of Transportation, is established based on a traffic study that looks at existing driving speeds, road characteristics, adjacent land use, access locations and more.
The city asks drivers to pay attention to the new speed changes and be aware of conditions.