9-2-1: SPEED RESTRICTIONS:
Every person operating a vehicle on any street of the city shall operate the same in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed not greater than is reasonable and proper, having regard to the traffic and use of the street, and no person shall operate a vehicle on any street at a rate of speed so as to endanger the life or limb of any person or the safety of any property. Speed restrictions shall be as follows: (Ord. 586, 6-21-1920)
No person shall drive a vehicle at a rate of speed in excess of twenty five (25) miles per hour, provided that in the event the territory contiguous to the street being traveled is closely built up, the speed shall not exceed twenty five (25) miles per hour. (Ord. 586, 6-21-1920; amd. 1962 Code)
In the business district the speed limit shall be fifteen (15) miles per hour. (Ord. 907, 5-28-1964)
Upon approaching a railway crossing, or approaching or traversing a street intersection, the speed limit shall be fifteen (15) miles per hour. (Ord. 586, 6-21-1920)
The following speed limits shall be established on the following streets in the city:
 
   Street
      From/To
Speed Limit (mph)
Bee Street
 
Coloma Street to Canal Street
 
30
Benham Street
 
Pacific Street to Big Cut Road
 
25
Broadway
 
Mosquito Road to a point 800 feet west of Smith Flat Road
 
25
 
 
800 feet west of Smith Flat Road to a point 800 feet east of Smith Flat Road
 
35
 
 
800 feet east of Smith Flat Road to the easterly city limits
 
40
Canal Street
 
Westerly city limits to Highway 50
 
30
Carson Road
 
Broadway to Schnell School Road
 
30
Cedar Ravine Street
 
Main Street to southerly city limits
 
30
Chapel Street
 
Pacific Street to Chamberlain Street
 
15
Cold Springs Road
 
Placerville Drive to westerly
city limits
 
35
Combellack Road
 
Coloma Street to Middletown Road
 
30
Fair Lane
 
Placerville Drive to Ray Lawyer Drive
 
35
Forni Road
 
Lo Hi Way easterly to city limits
 
35
Grandview Street
 
Clay Street to Simon Drive
 
35
Green Valley Road
 
Placerville Drive to westerly city limits
 
30
Main Street
 
Forni Road to Broadway
 
25
Mallard Lane
 
Green Valley Road to city limits
 
30
Morrene Drive
 
Hocking Street to Kenneth Court
 
25
Mosquito Road
 
Broadway to Dimity Lane
 
30
 
 
Dimity Lane to northerly city limits
 
35
Oak Terrace
 
Northridge Drive to a point 450 feet east of Edgewood Drive
 
25
 
 
Coloma Street to a point 450 feet east of Edgewood Drive
 
15
Pacific Street
 
Sacramento Street to Cedar Ravine Street
 
30
Placerville Drive
 
West connection with Highway 50 to east connection with Highway 50
 
35
Ray Lawyer Drive
 
Placerville Drive to Fair Lane
 
35
Schnell School Road
 
Broadway to Carson Road
 
30
Smith Flat Road
 
Broadway to city limits
 
25
Spring Street
 
Coloma Street to Bedford Avenue
 
30
Tunnel Street
 
Spring Street to its northerly terminus
 
30
Turner Street
 
Main Street to Corker Street
 
30
Washington Street
 
Spanish Ravine to Corker Street
 
25
 
 
Corker Street to Cedar Ravine Street
 
30
Wiltse Road
 
Broadway to Lumsden Park entrance
 
25
 
(Ord. 1475, 2-26-1991; amd. Ord. 1482, 8-27-1991; Ord. 1489, 3-10-1992; Ord. 1493, 7-14-1992; Ord. 1548, 5-12-1998; Ord. 1550, 10-13-1998; Ord. 1563, 1-11-2000; Ord. 1588, 10-8-2002)
The speed limits herein set forth shall be effective when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected upon the streets and shall not thereafter be revised except upon the basis of an engineering and traffic survey. (Ord. 1116, 4-26-1977)