Sec. 25-194.2. Authority of city manager to set speed limits.
(a) Notwithstanding the speed limits fixed by other sections of this chapter, the city manager is expressly authorized to increase or decrease or establish speed limits on all streets maintained by the city; provided, that such speed limits are clearly indicated by markers or signs and such speed limits shall be based on engineering and traffic investigation pursuant to Section 46.2-1300 of the Code of Virginia. The city manager is further authorized to fix the speed on streets of the city for congested areas or curves, right angle turns or other dangerous points on the streets, when such areas or points are clearly indicated by marker or signs and such speed limits are based on an engineering or traffic investigation.
(b) The city manager is expressly authorized to reduce for a temporary period not to exceed sixty days, without such engineering and traffic investigation, the speed on any street or highway of the city on which work is being done or where the street or highway is under construction or repair.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive any motor vehicle in excess of any speed fixed by the city manager in accordance with the provisions of this section, if such speed limit is clearly indicated by markers or signs. (Ord. No. O-93-053, 2-23-93)
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