League City City Council approves three speed limit increases

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LEAGUE CITY, Texas -- Three velocity limits are changing successful League City aft City Council's votes connected July 13.

The archetypal is simply a little than 1 quarter-mile information of Butler Road from League City Parkway to Turner Street. The caller velocity bounds is 35 mph - 10 mph much than its erstwhile bounds of 25 mph.

Staff did a postulation survey of this country June 21-23 and recovered the 85th percentile velocity of vehicles averaged astir 33 mph. In different words, 85% of motorists during the survey traveled astatine 33 mph oregon less.

Engineering Director Chris Sims said it is communal to acceptable velocity limits astatine the 85th percentile of velocity vehicles to travel, prompting unit to urge a velocity bounds of 35 mph for this road.

The 2nd alteration was to acceptable a velocity bounds connected Turner Street from Calder Road to Butler Road astatine 30 mph. Previously, the street's bounds was 25 mph.

Mayor Pro Tem Hank Dugie asked wherefore this bounds was acceptable 5 mph little than Butler's. Sims said the 85th percentile velocity during a survey was 29 mph, prompting a recommended velocity bounds of 30 mph.

Dugie said it was "odd" to alteration velocity limits based connected the 85th percentile velocity due to the fact that that means drivers person to beryllium regularly speeding to warrant expanding velocity limits.

"If you privation your velocity bounds to spell up, everyone needs to commencement speeding," helium said.

The 3rd roadworthy was Cross Colony Drive from Calder Road to FM 646. Staff recommended expanding its velocity bounds from 25 mph to 30 mph, contempt the 85th percentile velocity being 35 mph due to the fact that the roadworthy has immoderate unsighted spots and driveways, Sims said.

Council Member Chad Tressler noted the roadworthy is simply a collector roadworthy and made a question to acceptable its velocity astatine 35 mph, which passed with lone Council Member Andy Mann opposed.

This communicative comes from our ABC13 partners astatine Community Impact Newspapers.

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