LUFKIN –A change in the speed limit for a portion of US 59/SL 224 in Nacogdoches County has been approved.
The lower speed limit will include the area between US 59/SL 224 and SH 7 West. The speed limit will be reduced from 65 miles per hour to 55 miles per hour.
A speed study was done in the area and the recommendation to lower the speed was approved by the Nacogdoches City Council. The new speed limit will be enforceable once signs are set.
Motorists are urged to stay alert to the lower speed limit as they enter and exit US 59 and SL 224 within the .749 mile affected area.
For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.
- Rhonda Oaks is the Public Information Officer for the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. A Lufkin native, she is a graduate of Hudson High School and Angelina College. She has a background in print journalism and worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She has received eight Associated Press awards. Her articles have been published in many publications over the past 25 years.