The Utah Department of Transportation has recommended the northern Utah community of Hyrum reduce the speed limit on its Main Street from 40 mph to 35 mph, department spokesman Kim Morris says.

The Hyrum City Council requested the speed limit be reduced through downtown to 25 mph, Morris said.But the results of a traffic survey indicated more than 90 percent of the motorists using the street would exceed the limit if it was lowered to 25 mph, he said.

The survey showed about 80 percent of the motorists would comply with a 35 mph limit, the spokesman said.

"If the city concurs with the changes, new speed limit signs could be placed on Main Street early next month," Morris said.