Speed limit reduced while bridges are replaced near Raymond

Drivers on both directions of State Route 105 west of Raymond will encounter a speed limit reduction starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

The speed limit will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 25 mph from just south of the Smith Creek Bridge to just north of the North River Bridge (mileposts 9.7 to 10.9).

The speed limit reduction will be in place while contractor crews working with the state Department of Transportation replace the existing timber trestle bridges over Smith Creek and North River with wider, safer crossings.

This speed reduction will be in effect around the clock until bridge construction is complete. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2014.