County: Slow down on detours



May 8, 2018 - 11:00 PM

A gaggle of disgruntled citizens petitioned Allen County commissioners Tuesday morning “to do something” about the traffic problems arising from the recent closure of U.S. 169 between Iola and Humboldt.

In response, Commissioners said they would lower the speed limit on the old highway between Iola and Humboldt to 45 mph.

The official detour is along highways 54 and 75 and K-39 through Yates Center and Buffalo and Chanute. But, between GPS and word of mouth, motorists are quickly learning of shorter routes including 1300 and 1400 streets, which are rock-covered arteries.

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