Ripon Common Council Reduces Speed Limit On East FDL Street

The Ripon Common Council has reduced the speed limit on a dangerous section of street. City Administrator Lori Rich says there are a couple reasons the Council decided to reduce the speed limit on East Fond du Lac from Harvey to Douglas. She says with the construction of the new hospital and increased truck traffic from Alliance Laundry the volume of traffic at the intersection has significantly increased. She the number of accidents on the stretch of street has also increased. She says the state wasn’t willing to put in traffic signals. She says as a first step they are reducing the speed limit from 35 to 25 miles an hour, which they hope will slow the traffic down.