Different speeds advised in the same curve

The in basket: Neil S. e-mails to say, “On Highway 3 just south of North Mason High, there is sharp curve that has a 30 mph sign going south and a 35 mph sign going north. They are both yellow signs, one with a black 35 and one with a black 30. Is this normal or a mistake?”


The in basket: Neil S. e-mails to say, “On Highway 3 just south of North Mason High, there is sharp curve that has a 30 mph sign going south and a 35 mph sign going north. They are both yellow signs, one with a black 35 and one with a black 30. Is this normal or a mistake?”
The out basket: Yellow signs are advisory, not for enforcement. Lisa Murdock of the Olympic Region of state highways says, “Opposing directions of the same curve can be rated at different advisory speeds depending on the banking of the roadway. We will review this curve and make corrections, if needed.”

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