Speed limit on Main near new high school to be reduced to 55 mph

Aug. 28, 2010 at 3:28 a.m.

The speed limit on Main Street between the Victoria city limits and Zac Lentz Parkway will be reduced from 70 mph to 55 mph this week.

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin installing the new signs Monday and the new limit goes into effect when the last sign is in place. That could be as early as Tuesday.

Victoria is reducing the speed limit after reviewing the speed study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation. That study was conducted after the traffic light was installed at Tropical Drive.

O.C. Garza, the city's public information officer, said the speed study indicated that 55 mph is the appropriate maximum speed for this section of Main Street.

Permanent advanced warning signs will be installed and a temporary message board announcing the reduced speed limit will be in place when the new speed limit takes effect.

Another traffic signal at Main and Conti Lane should be operational on Sept. 6. The state will perform a speed study in that area to determine if further speed reduction is needed.



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