It’s a highway, but that doesn’t mean you can go highway speeds.
Street Smarts reader Harry Kautzman, of Everett, sees a lot of speeding on 19th Avenue SE in the Silver Lake area, also known as Highway 527. The posted speed limit is 35 mph, but he’s seen cars and trucks doing as much as 50 mph or more.
“I am concerned because there are a lot of adults and children who use the facilities around Silver Lake and adjacent to 19th Avenue. But I never see any police patrolling the area,” he writes. “Is there any way to get some sort of radar signs or other means of getting people to slow down in this area?”
There are plans for a sign at one crash-prone curve in that area.
“We have plans to install a radar speed feedback sign for northbound traffic at BluWater apartments. It will replace the flashing signal-ahead sign. The purpose of the new sign is to slow traffic approaching the curve at the old Romio’s location where there have been crashes,” city traffic engineer Tim Miller said.
The new sign should be in place by June.
As for extra patrols, those requests can be made to the Everett Police Department’s non-emergency line at 425-407-3999.
Update Sept. 11, 2017: The project was delayed. The sign is now expected to be installed by the end of September.