Get ready for a slightly slower speed limit on 56th Avenue

New signs are coming. Some other streets have already seen signs change.

Denver Public Works replaces a speed limit sign, with a lower limit, on Evans Avenue. Aug. 30, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver Public Works replaces a speed limit sign, with a lower limit, on Evans Avenue. Aug. 30, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Far northeast Denver drivers will soon notice new signs reducing the posted speed limit along 56th Avenue.

The changes are part of the city’s efforts to improve street safety. They were announced this summer.

New signs reducing the posted limited from 45 to 40 mph will be posted along the stretch of 56th Avenue between Quebec Street and Tower Road. Denver Public Works said in a statement they expect the signs to be changed in late October or early November.

The city announced in August it would reduce speed limits on five city roads. New signage reducing limits was installed later that month on Evans Road. News signs were installed along Peoria Street, where the posted limit was reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph between 37th Avenue and 51st Avenue, last month.

The city is scheduled to reduce speed limits along Cherry Creek Drive South from University to Colorado Boulevards and on First Avenue/Steele Street Cherry Creek Drive North/Alameda Avenue from University to Colorado. Both corridors will see signs change from 35 mph to 30 mph.

The city has tallied 63 traffic deaths this year as of Oct. 12.

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