New Speed Limits on US 290-TxDOT News Release


Starting today, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Washington County Maintenance crews will be installing the new 75 mph speed limit signs on US 290, from the Waller County Line to the Fayette County Line, excluding Brenham and Chappell Hill. Once these signs are installed the new 75 mph speed limit will be in effect.

The 82nd Texas Legislature passed and the Governor signed House Bill 1353 which allows TxDOT to establish 75 mph speed limits on Texas highways providing speed studies showing it can be done safely.

Texas’ economic strength depends on the efficient and safe movement of people and goods. These new speed limits increase highway efficiency while maintaining the safety of the transportation system.

Safety is our top priority at TxDOT. TxDOT would like to remind all motorists who travel this area to drive to the conditions, buckle up, and put down the cell phones.

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