Omaha time capsule: Council cuts speed limit on several Omaha streets

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Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013 12:00 am

January 5, 1977: Except on freeways, the maximum posted speed limit on Omaha streets became 45 miles an hour. The City Council authorized lowering the limit on a number of streets where higher speed limits had been posted. The change was requested by Traffic Engineer Richard Klatt. On streets where no speed limit was posted, the maximum legal speed remained 25 miles an hour. Crews would begin changing signs on the high-speed streets this week, Klatt said.

1943: Clark Haas, retail merchant, was elected president of the Omaha School Board at the biennial reorganzation meeting. Chosen vice-president was Myrtle Ross. Haas indicated that changes, if any, in membership on the various working committees of the school district would be announced in the near future.

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