Speed Limit Change Approved

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Rhonda Oaks
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.

LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission in Austin has approved a speed limit change on SH 103 East in Angelina County. The updated signs are scheduled to be installed and the new limits are enforceable once signs are set.

The speed limit on SH 103 East will be reduced from 70 mph to 65 mph from just west of FM 326 and will remain at that limit for 1.06 miles where it will then return to 70 mph east of FM 326.

The reduction in speed will enhance the safety for traveling motorists through the area. The reduced speed limit is the result of an engineering and traffic investigation/speed study that determined a reasonable speed for this segment of the roadway based on several factors. The study met several markers for the reduction based on traffic in the area, number of crashes and adjoining roadways and driveways in the area.

Motorists are urged to stay alert and obey the new signage indicating the speed limit change. For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936) 633-4395.

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