Vilhauer voices concern about traffic speeds on west Highway 212 in Watertown (Audio)

May 17, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown City Council heard a report Monday night from a Rapid City consulting firm that’s been studying Watertown’s long range transportation plans out to the year 2040.

The report from Dustin Hamilton of HDR consulting looked at traffic flow at various Watertown intersections, locations where signal lights may need to be added in the future, the condition of pavement around the city, and even dove into the city’s network of bike and walking trails.

After the report, Councilman Glen Vilhauer wanted to discuss speed limits, specifically how fast drivers are going on Highway 212 as they’re coming into town from the west…

Vilhauer says of particular concern to him is the area where 21st Street intersects with 212…..

No action was taken on the long range transportation plan Monday night.

It was for informational purposes only, and is still a work in progress.