The City of Altoona will soon be slowing down.
The Polk County Public Works Department received a request recently from the City of Altoona to change the speed limit on NE 80 Street (14th Ave. SE) due to development along the roadway.
A portion of the roadway is joint jurisdictional between the City of Altoona and Polk County, therefore requires both agencies to approve the request.
The request is for NE 80th street from ½ mile North of NE 38th Ave and South City Limits ¼ mile North of NE 38th Ave.
The current speed is 45 mph, the request is to lower the speed limit to 35 mph.