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School Zone designation for Highway 169

Humboldt Superintendent Greg Darling (left) and Humboldt City Administrator Aaron Burnett (right).

With only a few action items Monday night and barely a quorum of council members present, some of the biggest news at the Humboldt City Council meeting came at the end.
Humboldt City Administrator Aaron Burnett reported that the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted approval for the installation of amber flashing beacons with the sign “School Speed Limit 30 When Flashing,” on Highway 169, at the intersection with Wildcat Road and 4th Avenue SW.
According to the DOT agreement, the Humboldt Community School will have control of the beacons and they will be programmed to flash for a 45-minute period in the morning when students are going to school, and a 45-minute period in the afternoon, when students are going home from school. The beacons can be programmed to be activated for after school-hour events.
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