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ORD 15-807ORDINANCE NO. 15 -807 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way, Washington, relating to speed limits; amending FWRC 8.30.040. (Amending Ordinance Nos. 13- 740, 10-675, 10-669, 10-668, 03 -449, 00 -364, 96 -259, 93 -177, and 90 -29) WHEREAS, the state traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the city, except that the legislative authority of the city, as authorized by state law, may declare and determine by order, rule or regulation, properly adopted, that certain increased or decreased speed regulations shall be applicable upon specified streets or in certain areas, in which event it is unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of the speed so established when proper signs are in place giving notice thereof; and WHEREAS, whenever conditions are found to exist upon an arterial street or highway which warrant an increase in the speed permitted by state law, the city council, subject to the approval of the state highway commission in cases involving state highways, shall determine and declare a reasonable and safe maximum speed limit for such arterial street or highway, or portion thereof, not to exceed 60 miles per hour; and WHEREAS, whenever it is deemed inadvisable for vehicles to operate at the maximum speed allowed by state law on any portion of a street or public highway on account of a sharp curvation, highway construction or repairs, excessive traffic, any dangerous condition, or other temporary or permanent cause, the city council, subject to the approval of the State Highway Commission in cases involving state highways, shall determine and fix a lower maximum speed or otherwise regulate a lesser speed; provided, that in no case shall the maximum speed be reduced to less than 20 miles per hour; and Ordinance No. 15 -807 Page 1 of 5 WHEREAS, this ordinance is in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. FWRC 8.30.040 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8.30.040 Schedule. The maximum speed limits set forth in the following schedule of speed limits are hereby established as the reasonable and safe maximum speed limits to be effective at all times upon the streets and highways designated in the schedule. The mayor shall cause appropriate signs to be erected on such streets and highways, giving notice of the speed limits, as provided in this chapter. (1) Speed limit 20 mph. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the following described roads in excess of 20 mph: All internal park roads. 18th Place South, between South 341st Place and South 344th Street. 22nd Avenue Southwest, between Southwest 334th Street and cul -de -sac south of Southwest 334th Street. 22nd Court Southwest, between Southwest 333rd Street and cul -de -sac north of Southwest 333rd Street. 22nd Place Southwest, between Southwest 333rd Street and Southwest 334th Street. 23rd Avenue Southwest, between Southwest 333rd Street and cul -de -sac south of Southwest 334th Street. 24th Avenue Southwest, between Southwest 333rd Street and cul -de -sac south of Southwest 334th Street. 25th Avenue Southwest, between Southwest 334th Street and cul -de -sac south of Southwest 334th Street. 26th Avenue Southwest, between 100 feet north of Southwest 333rd Street to end of road south of Southwest 334th Street. Southwest 333rd Street, between 22nd Place Southwest and 26th Avenue Southwest. Southwest 334th Street, between 21st Avenue Southwest and 26th Avenue Southwest. (2) Speed limit 30 mph. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the following described roads in excess of 30 miles per hour: 9th Avenue South, between South 336th Street and South 348th Street. 11th Place South, between South 320th Street and South 324th Street. 20th Avenue South, between South 312th Street and South 320th Street. 16th Avenue South, between South 356th Street and South 364th Way. 23rd Avenue South, between South 312th Street and South 324th Street. South 304th Street, between Pacific Highway South and Military Road South. South 317th Street, between 23rd Avenue South and 28th Avenue South. South 324th Street, between I lth Place South and 23rd Avenue South. Ordinance No. 15 -807 Page 2 of 5 South 364th Way, between 12th Avenue South and 16th Avenue South. Southwest 356th Street, between 20th Avenue Southwest and Pierce County. Milton Road South, between Enchanted Parkway South and South 372nd Street. South 372nd Street, between Milton Road South and Milton Road South. Milton Road South, between South 372nd Street and South 376th Street. (3) Speed limit 35 mph. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the following described roads in excess of 35 miles per hour: 1st Avenue South, between South 296th Street and South 356th Street. 12th Avenue South, between South 372nd Way and South 364th Way. 16th Avenue South, between South Dash Point Road and Pacific Highway South, and between Pacific Highway South and South 348th Street. 10th Avenue Southwest, between Southwest Campus Drive and 6th Avenue Southwest. 21st Avenue Southwest, between Southwest Dash Point Road and Southwest 356th Street. 28th Avenue South, between South 304th Street and South 317th Street. South 288th Street, between Pacific Highway South and F.A.I. No. 5. South and Southwest 312th Street, between Southwest Dash Point Road and 28th Avenue South. South and Southwest 320th Street, between 1,000 feet west of 1st Avenue South and F.A.I. No. 5 and between 21st Avenue Southwest and 47th Avenue Southwest. South 336th Street, between 1st Way South and Weyerhaeuser Way South. Southwest 336th Street, between 21st Avenue Southwest and 26th Place Southwest. Southwest 336th Way, between 26th Place Southwest and 30th Avenue Southwest. Southwest 340th Street, between 30th Avenue Southwest and Hoyt Road Southwest. South 344th Street, between Weyerhaeuser Way South and 1,500 feet east of Weyerhaeuser Way South. Southwest 344th Street, between 21st Avenue Southwest and 35th Avenue Southwest. South 348th Street, between 1st Avenue and Pacific Highway South. South 352nd Street, between Pacific Highway South and Enchanted Parkway South. South 356th Street, between 1st Avenue South and 16th Avenue South. South 359th Street, between Pacific Highway South and 16th Avenue South. South 373rd Street, between Pacific Highway South and South 372nd Way. South 372nd Way, between 12th Avenue South and South 373rd Street. Hoyt Road Southwest, between Southwest Dash Point Road and Pierce County. Redondo Way South, between South Dash Point Road and the South 284th Street (if extended). Southwest Campus Drive, between 1st Avenue South and 21st Avenue Southwest. South Star Lake Road, between South 272nd Street and Military Road South. Weyerhaeuser Way South, between South 320th Street and South 349th Street. (4) Speed limit 40 mph. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the following described roads in excess of 40 miles per hour: South and Southwest 320th Street, between 21st Avenue Southwest and 1,000 feet west of 1st Avenue South and between F.A.I. No. 5 and 1,000 feet east of Weyerhaeuser Way South. Ordinance No. 15 -807 Page 3 of 5 Southwest 356th Street, between 1st Avenue South and 20th Avenue Southwest. Military Road South, F.A.I. No. 5 at South Star Lake Road and F.A.I. No. 5 at South 307th Street (if extended). (5) Speed limit 45 mph. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the following described roads in excess of 45 miles per hour: Military Road South, between South 320th Street and State Route 18. Section 2. Severability. Should any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter, or its application to any person or situation, be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter or its application to any other person or situation. The City Council of the City of Federal Way hereby declares that it would have adopted this chapter and each section, subsection, sentence, clauses, phrase, or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases, or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. Section 3. Corrections. The City Clerk and the codifiers of this ordinance are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance including, but not limited to, the correction of scrivener /clerical errors, references, ordinance numbering, section/subsection numbers and any references thereto. Section 4. Ratification. Any act consistent with the authority and prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby ratified and affirmed. Section 5. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days from and after its passage and publication, as provided by law. Ordinance No. 15 -807 Page 4 of 5 PASSED by the City Council of the City of Federal Way this 1st day of December, 2015. ATTEST: CITY OF ERAL WAY ERK, STEPHANIE CO i ' EY, CMC APPROVED AS TO FORM: 6M)ACt0 CITY AT EY, AMY JO PEARSALL FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK: PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: PUBLISHED: EFFECTIVE DATE: ORDINANCE NO.: Ordinance No. 15 -807 11/13/2015 12/01/2015 12/04/2015 01/03/2016 15 -807 FERRELL Page 5 of 5