Motorists will soon see a repositioning of speed limit signs on SH 21 west of Douglass in Nacogdoches County.

Crews will move the existing speed limit signs after Texas Transportation Commissioners recently approved the repositioning in order to enhance the safety of the roadway.

The existing 70 mph speed limit sign  will be moved 1.1 mile further west in the westbound lane of traffic and the 55 mph speed limit sign will also be moved 1.1 mile further west in the eastbound lane of traffic. The new placement of speed limit signs will be enforceable once signs are placed.

Motorists are urged to stay alert to these changes and obey all signage in the area. For more information regarding roadway projects and closures statewide, visit

For more information, contact or (936) 633-4395.

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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.