In April, it was announced that US-31 between Oceana County and US-10 would see a speed increase to 75mph, now another stretch of road is seeing a speed change in the opposite direction. The speed limit on US-31 around Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital will be lowered to 45 mph next week, under the provisions of a new state law.
This reduced speed limit was requested by Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital. The current 55 mph speed limit will remain in effect until new 45 mph speed limit signs are installed on Monday. The hospital, as provided for in the new law, paid installation and material costs for the new signs.