AUSTIN (KXAN) - Sections of new highway and frontage roads will soon have higher speed limits.
With traffic stabilizing on the new segments of U.S. Highway 183 and SH 130 frontage roads, increased speed limits were approved by the Texas Transportation Commission.
Speed studies conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation between Mustang Ridge and Lockhart resulted in the acceptance of new speed limits along three segments of roadways.
"It is important that motorists realize safety is our top priority," TxDOT executive director Phil Wilson said. "We have gone to great lengths to implement all safety precautions in setting speed limits on these roadway segments."
The new speed limits are as follows for U.S. 183 and the frontage roads of SH 130:
- 5.3 miles of U.S. 183 from SH 45 to south of Mustang Ridge = 60 mph (up from 55 mph)
- 6.1 miles of U.S. 183 from Mustang Ridge to Lockhart = 65 mph (up from 55mph)
- 5.9 miles of SH 130 FR around and south of Lockhart = 65 mph (up from 50 mph)
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