SPEED LIMIT CHANGES APPROVED IN NACOGDOCHES, SHELBY AND SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTIES

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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.
A reduction in the speed limit has been approved on two sections of roadway in Nacogdoches County and San Augustine and Shelby counties. In Nacogdoches County, the speed limit on US 59 South will be reduced from 75 miles per hour to 60 mph for 1.58 miles just south of the city of Nacogdoches. This change extends the 60-mph limit for an additional 1.58 miles southward toward Lufkin. In San Augustine and Shelby counties, the speed limit on FM 353 will be reduced from 50 mph to 45 mph from the San Augustine city limits to the Shelby County line. In Shelby County, the speed limit will be reduced from 55 mph to 50 mph from the San Augustine County line to SH 87.The Texas Transportation Commission has approved these changes after considering results of engineering and traffic study/investigations that were conducted at each location.
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