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Several East Texas highways to see speed limit increase

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About 118 miles of highways in rural Northeast Texas will soon have their speed limits increased from 70 to 75 miles per hour.

The Texas Transportation Commission approved the increased speed limits in December following a year-long engineering and speed study for highways with speed limits already at 70 mph.  The 82nd Texas Legislature passed and the Governor signed House Bill 1353 which allows the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to establish 75 mph speed limits on Texas highways providing speed studies show it can be done safely.

Speed limits on most rural interstate highways in the state were increased to 75 mph last year.

The new speed limit is not official until the 75 mph signs are installed on the highways. Contractors are expected to install the new signs during the next few weeks.

Sections of highways scheduled for an increase in speed limit this year are:

COUNTY

HIGHWAY

LIMITS FROM

LIMITS TO

MILES

Bowie

US 59/71

Arkansas State Line

Texarkana North City Limits

4

Bowie

US 59

FM 2516

Cass County Line

5

Bowie

US 259

Hubbard

Morris County Line

12

Cass

US 59

Bowie County Line

North of Queen City

8

Cass

US 59

West of Atlanta

East of Linden

9

Cass

US 59

South of Linden

Marion County Line

9

Cass

SH 77

Morris County Line

West of Douglassville

18

Harrison

US 59

South of Marshall

Panola County Line

10

Marion

SH 43

SH 49 in Smithland

Harrison County Line

8

Marion

US 59

Cass County Line

North of Jefferson

6

Morris

SH 77

US 259

West of Naples

5

Morris

SH 77

East of Naples

Cass County Line

1

Panola

US 59

Harrison County Line

North of Carthage

11

Panola

US 59

South of Carthage

Shelby County Line

12

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