Alpena County Road Commission Approves Speed Limit Changes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena County Road Commission approved a speed limit change on two parts of Long Rapids Road. According to Managing Director, Larry Orcutt, the speed limit will now be 45 miles per hour on Long Rapids Road from Genschaw Road to Bernice Lane.Orcutt also revealed that Bernice Lane to Dietz Road would change from 50 miles per hour to 55 miles per hour. Orcutt said the speed limit change was a result of traffic studies that were long over due.“The roads that have speed limit restrictions on them in our area have not been evaluated for many years and some of the traffic controllers are actually issued in the 70s. So what we’ve done is do traffic studies to determine what the appropriate speed limit should be on these routes,” he explained.The evaluation to determine the speed of what drivers are traveling is done using traffic counters and data collected from the Michigan State Police. The final outcome is based off of what 85% of travelers drive and what is safe for that route.“The whole basis of appropriately setting speed limits is based on the promise that 85% of the people drive for what’s reasonably safe for that route. It’s called the 85th percentile. On Long Rapids Road those speeds are higher than the existing speed limits already, so that does justify to bump them up,” Orcutt added.The changes in the speed limit went into effect on Tuesday, march 7th. Orcutt said upgrades to the speed limit signs will be changed sometime soon.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena County Road Commission, Long Rapids Road, Speed LimitContinue ReadingPrevious Kindergarten Roundup Sessions Being Held at Alcona Community SchoolsNext High Speed Winds Cause Damage And Power Outages Across NE Michiganlast_img read more

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IRISH-BRED CROUGHAVOUKE LOOKS LIKE SOLID FIT AMONG 9 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

first_imgIRISH-BRED CROUGHAVOUKE LOOKS LIKE SOLID FIT AMONG 9 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURFFIRST POST TIME FOR A 10-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY IS SET FOR 11:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2019)–Highly regarded Irish-bred Croughavouke heads a competitive field of nine sophomore fillies in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes, to be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita turf.  Most recently fourth in the one mile turf Grade III Jimmy Durante Stakes Nov. 30 at Del Mar, Croughavouke will be making her fifth consecutive start at one mile on turf for trainer Jeff Mullins.Second, beaten 2 ¾ lengths in the Durante, owner Gary Barber’s Laura’s Light, who was off at odds of 24-1, will be making her second start for trainer Peter Miller and can be expected to once again go to the early lead under Abel Cedillo.A deep closer, trainer Leonard Powell’s French-bred Guitty, who was unable to rally from off the pace when finishing eighth in the Durante, will be shooting for her third one mile turf win in her last four starts.Named for the winner of the 1964 Santa Susana Stakes (now run as the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks), Grade I Kentucky Oaks and Grade I Ashland Stakes, Blue Norther, who was conditioned by Wally Dunn, won all five of her 1964 starts.CROUGHAVOUKEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA sharp second in her U.S. debut, the ungraded Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar Sept. 2, Croughavouke has been winless in four starts for Mullins but takes a drop in class in the Blue Norther.  Second, beaten three quarters of a length in the one mile turf Surfer Girl Stakes here on Oct. 6, she gave a good account of herself when an even sixth, beaten 4 ½ lengths in the one mile Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf here on Nov. 1.  She’ll be ridden for the first time by Italian jockey Umberto Rispoli, who is being represented by top agent Ron Anderson.LAURA’S LIGHTOwner:  Gary BarberTrainer:  Peter MillerA handy 2 ½ length first-out maiden special weight winner going six furlongs on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 2, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Constitution was subsequently purchased privately and debuted for Barber and Miller when second in the Grade III Durante at one mile on turf Nov. 30.  Based at San Luis Rey Downs, Laura’s Light earned a Blue Norther-best 85 Beyer Speed figure in the Durante and a repeat of that performance makes her a very solid contender.GUITTYOwner:  Benowitz Family Trust, Madaket Stables, LLC, M. Mathiesen & M. PowellTrainer:  Leonard PowellSecond in a 12-horse maiden race going 6 ½ furlongs on turf in her native France June 13, Guitty rallied from off the pace as the 9-5 favorite to take her U.S. debut for Powell, a one mile maiden special weight on Sept. 2 at Del Mar.  Subsequently first as the 2-1 favorite in a one mile turf allowance Nov. 9 at Del Mar, she was then a non-factor while finishing eighth in the Grade III Durante Nov. 30.  She’ll hope for a fast pace in the Blue Norther as she gets the first time services of Ron Anderson’s top gun, Joel Rosario.THE $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10 Approximate post time 3:00 p.m. PTLighthouse–Drayden Van Dyke–120Guitty–Joel Rosario–120Parkour–Flavien Prat–120Madame Bourbon–Joe Talamo–120Overjoyed–Mike Smith–120Laura’s Light–Abel Cedillo–120Blue Sky Baby–Tyler Baze–120Croughavouke–Umberto Rispoli–120Little Bird–Geovanni Franco–120First post time for a 10-race card on Sunday is at 11:30 a.m.  Admission gates will open at 9:30 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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