Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: Dec. 11, 2019
Motorists should remain alert on US 69 North near the Central ISD school zones beginning today with the activation of new overhead school zone lights and speed limit signs.
School zone lights will be activated near the high school and elementary campuses after the Texas Transportation Commission approved to extend the zones in August. New overhead signs and flashers indicating the reconfigured school zones were set about 600-feet north at both campuses to allow for improved sight distance for southbound motorists on US 69.
Crews are also scheduled to set the approved signs indicating a speed limit change to 55 miles per hour between the two campuses. When school zone lights are not activated, the speed limit will be 55 mph. When school zone lights are activated, the speed limit will be 35 mph. These changes are enforceable once signs are set.
Motorists are urged to stay alert, reduce speed and obey all traffic control in and through these school zones. The changes came from a recent engineering study and traffic investigation that justified the need to alter the speed and reconfigure the school zones.
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