Casper City Council advances Metro Road speed limit increase proposal

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Metro Road may soon have a new speed limit. Casper City Council members voted Tuesday, on second reading, to change the limit from 30 mph to 40 mph.

“It makes sense to move it to 40. It’s not a speedway by any means. We’re not moving it to a speed that’s going to cause any real problems but it will allow people to get to and from the landfill a little bit quicker,” Capser Mayor Steve Freel, Ward III, said.

Two major destinations on Metro Road are Metro Animal Shelter and the Casper Regional Landfill.

Council members approved two other speed limit changes on Second Street and King Boulevard in Dec. 2019.

They must approve the change on Metro Road one more time before it can go into effect.

They also scheduled a public hearing for the Feb. 4 meeting to discuss granting a new microbrewery liquor license to Mountain Hops Brewhouse, LLC., which wants to open a new business at 612 N. Beverly St.