Breezy Point City Council member Otto Schmid informed the council Monday night, July 1, that the speed limits surrounding the intersection of County Roads (CR) 4 and 11 will soon change to 45 miles per hour.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation signed off on the change on June 6.
The change will affect three sides of the intersection of CR 11 and CR 4. To the west, CR 11 will become 45 miles per hour 1,300 feet west of the stop sign (to just west of Robin Lane). Currently that area is 55 miles per hour.
CR 11 will also be 45 miles per hour all the way to 1,850 feet north of the stop sign, which is just north of North Drive. Currently that road is 50 miles per hour.
To the south, CR 4 will be 45 miles per hour from the stop sign to Breezy Point city limits. Currently that area is 40 miles per hour.
The council requested flagging the signs with orange to alert motorists to the new speed after it’s installed.
By email, Crow Wing County Highway Department Engineer Tim Bray said that the county is currently working installation of the new signs into its schedule.