What goes up, goes down again

Watch the signs on this stretch of U.S. 20 between CairoJunction and Vale, as the state changes the limit again. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

Pat Caldwell
Malheur Enterprise

VALE – First the speed limit went up, but now it’s going back down on the stretch of U.S. 20 from Vale to Cairo Junction.

Paul Mather, Oregon Department of Transportation deputy director, announced last week that the state will drop the speed limit – from 65 mph to 55 – on the Vale-Cairo stretch and also on a span of U.S. Highway 97 in Central Oregon.

The new speed goes into effect in the next few weeks.

Mather said in a press release that crash data showed zones in . . .