Port Townsend, Washington Speed Traps
Going northbound on 19 law enforcement sits in weeds about two miles north of 104. Unless you have been there before you will get caught. The speed limit is 50 mph. No if and or buts.
Going on 19th (an extension of Old Discover Rd. coming into town) from Sheridan down to San Juan, the speed limit is 25 mph. It’s easy to be going 35+ as you go down to San Juan Ave. A police car is usally parked at Landis on the Safeway side and just past San Juan intersection at the end of this area. I have often seen cars pulled over on this stretch.
From top of the "S" curve at Sheridan St. all the way down the hill to Safeway signal. The speed limit is 30 mph but the hill’s steep downgrade and traffic naturally speeding up makes is easy to be doing 40+.
Police will be located at the bottom of the big hill you come down on Cook north&eastbound. The limit is 25 mph, but only posted way back near Hastings. Unless you stay on the brakes, you’ll be going faster than 25mph for sure. As of Aug 10, they haven’t been there as much lately, but they’ll be back!
This is an arterial road that provides an alternative route into and out of town if you wish to avoid the highway and road construction. But beware! It is seldom without a police speed trap lurking somewhere around one of the curves in the road. The prevalent arterial speed limit around town is 30, but this section of Old Discovery is 25, and it is very poorly signed as such. It definitely has become a major "profit center" for the city coffers.