Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law HB 4118 addressing residential speed limits This bill rectifies an issue that was created in 2016 when legislation that passed, unintentionally eliminated the presumed residential speed limit of 25 mph in a traditional city and village grid system.
The law will now allow a speed of 25 miles per hour on a highway segment that is part of the local street system as designated by a local jurisdiction, and approved by the State Transportation Commission, and that is within land zoned for residential use by the governing body of an incorporated city or village under the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, unless another speed is fixed and posted.
The League fully supports this legislation. It is a critical fix that will address residential speed limits in Michigan. we extend our thanks the sponsor and our members for their work on this issue.
John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.