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Morrison Street speed limit to be raised 5 mph
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McMinnville Safety Committee members voted to increase the speed limit on Morrison Street, from Main Street to just past Westwood Church of Christ, to 35 mph. The measure must be accepted by the full board.An increase in the posted speed limit passed the first hurdle when it received a unanimous vote from committee members Aldermen Clair Cochran and Rick Barnes, as well as Vice Mayor Everett Brock.A speed trailer was placed in that area at the request of city officials. The speed trailer logs the number of vehicles that pass, the time, and how fast they’re going.“On March 21, we clocked traffic inbound and we found the average speed was 37 mph,” said McMinnville Police Chief Charlie Sewell.