WACO (January 8, 2013)—Speed limits will be increased from 70 to 75 miles per hour on 18 highways in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Limestone and McLennan Counties early this year, the Texas Department of Transportation said Tuesday.
The Texas Transportation Commission approved the increased speed limits last year in response to legislation approved by lawmakers raising the maximum speed limit on most highways to 75 miles per hour.
Crews have already posted new speed limit signs on portions of Interstate 35 in Hill County and part of State Highway 22 in Bosque County and new signs should be in place on the remaining highways by the middle of this spring, TxDOT said.
Highways on which speed limits will rise include Interstate 35, U.S. Highway 190, U.S. Highway 84, U.S. Highway 281, State Highway 195, State Highway 36, State Highway 53, State Highway 317, State Highway 6, State Highway 22, State Highway 144, State Highway 174, State Highway 7, State Highway 14, State Highway 31, State Highway 8, State Highway 164 and Farm to Market Road 2490.
Motorists must continue to observe the 70-mile-per-hour speed limit until new signs are installed, TxDOT said.