OAKLEY -- Drivers here with the need for speed now can give their vehicle a little more gas on sections of Main Street as well as other streets in town.

Oakley City Council this week approved the city engineer's recommended changes to some speed zones after studying how fast traffic was moving on certain roads as well as whether drivers need to compensate for the physical characteristics of those thoroughfares.

State law requires cities to update this information every seven years on streets with speed limits over 25 miles per hour if they want their traffic officers to enforce compliance using radar.

Although most of Oakley's speed limits will remain the same, others will be changing.

Those on Main Street between O'Hara Avenue and Teakwood Drive will be raised to 30, 35 and 40 miles per hour depending on the section.

In addition, drivers now can step it up by 5 to 10 miles per hour on portions of Brown and Brownstone roads, West Cypress Road and O'Hara Avenue.

Reach Rowena Coetsee at 925-779-7141.



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