Speeding, truck traffic lead to joint enforcement operation on SH 29

Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — People may have noticed a large presence of law enforcement along State Highway 29 from Georgetown all the way west to the county line. 

That’s because the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the Liberty Hill Police Department joined together to conduct a special traffic operation on the busy highway on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Deputies and police said they held a similar operation in August after they received a large number of complaints from the new neighborhoods in the area about speeding and more truck traffic. 

“They were telling us about the speeding, about the big trucks and rocks and stuff coming off the trucks breaking windshields,” Sgt. Marco Gomez with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office traffic division. 

He and several other deputies made dozens of traffic stops, mostly for speeding, Wednesday. 

“The speed limit’s 65 [miles per hour],” Sgt. Gomez said, “and we’re hitting them at 80.”

Barbara Schoenle witnessed the speeding firsthand while making the scary trek home from work by walking alongside State Highway 29. 

“Everybody’s just trying to get to the place they’re supposed to go really fast when they could slow down a little more,” Schoenle said. “My life is in jeopardy.”

Deputies and police will continue their traffic enforcement operation until 5 p.m. Thursday, but they’re warning drivers to always be on the lookout for them in this area. 

“Out here you’re going to get caught,” Sgt. Gomez said. “We’re everywhere here.” 

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