Public Hearing - New §25.26, Provisional Traffic and Engineering Investigation Requirements

Where: Texas Department of Transportation
Room 1A-1
200 East Riverside Drive
Austin, TX
When: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
9:00 a.m.

A public hearing to receive public comments on new §25.26, Provisional Traffic and Engineering Investigation Requirements


House Bill 1353, 82nd Legislature, 2011, allows the department to establish a 75 mile per hour speed limit on a portion of the state highway system if the Texas Transportation Commission determines that such a speed limit is reasonable and safe based on an engineering and traffic investigation. With implementation of HB 1353, the department needs to review all current 70 mile per hour zones to determine if an increase to 75 miles per hour is warranted. This new process relies on an 85th percentile engineering study. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments regarding new §25.26, which describes the procedure for provisional traffic and engineering investigations.

Contact: Jim Cotton
Traffic Operations Division
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701-2483
(512) 416-3104