School Zone Modifications

School Zone Modifications: 15 MPH from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Posted on 09/16/2020
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Last year, the Carson City School District worked closely with Carson City Public Works and government officials to conduct a safety review study designed to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety in school zones. As a result, all school zones in Carson City have been modified to reflect speed reductions for the full duration of the day, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, instead of the previous 2-hour windows before and after school.

The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted to approve extensions to the school zones in June, 2020. This effort was part of the Carson City Western Nevada Safe Routes to School Master Plan to implement a School Zone Speed Standard at all elementary, middle and high schools in Carson City.

Many may also have noticed speed feedback signs and flashing light school zone signs have been programmed to reflect the new School Speed Zone Standard hours. Work to install the updated signs and locations began Tuesday, Sept. 8. It is anticipated to take 3-4 weeks to complete.

It is important to note school zone times and hours are only applicable during school hours, not during holidays or weekends. Also, all school zones are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise posted as ‘When Flashing.’