Speed limit changes coming to Highway 59, Fort Morgan Road

Staff Report
Posted 2/18/22

Motorists traveling Highway 59 and Fort Morgan Road also known as Highway 180 will notice changes to the speed limit over the next 30 days.

The city of Gulf Shores will be implementing new speed …

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Speed limit changes coming to Highway 59, Fort Morgan Road

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Motorists traveling Highway 59 and Fort Morgan Road also known as Highway 180 will notice changes to the speed limit over the next 30 days.

The city of Gulf Shores will be implementing new speed limits on both Highway 59 and Fort Morgan Road as new speed limit signs are installed.

The new speed limit on Highway 59 will be:

  • 45 miles per hour from County Road 6 to West 1st Street/East 29th Avenue
  • 35 miles per hour from West 1st Street/East 29th Avenue to Beach Boulevard (Highway 182)

The new speed limit on Fort Morgan Road (Highway 180) will be:

  • 35 miles per hour from Highway 59 to Regency Road
  • 45 miles per hour from Regency Road to Peninsula Boulevard

The reduction in speed limits was requested by the city to create a safer environment for pedestrians and motorist. Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) completed a speed study with findings that support the request, but it requires support from the mayor and council to complete the process. Mayor Robert Craft and the City Council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance July 12, 2021.

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