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Speed Limit Changes on the Way For Five Area Roads

Texas Department of Transportation Press Release

Highway 158 will also see speed limit changes south of Interstate 20. Starting at the south frontage road, the first 1.25 miles heading southeast will be 50 mph. The speed limit will then be 60 mph for the next 1.6 miles. The speed limit then changes to 70 mph for the next 1.227 miles. After that, the 75 mph speed limit will resume.

On FM 1788, the speed limit south of Interstate 20 will also drop. The new limit will be 55 mph for 1.9 miles south of I-20. Between County Road 145 and County Road 150, the speed limit will drop to 60 for another 1.2 miles. The speed limit of 75 mph will resume in the area of County Road 160.

In Winkler County, the speed limit will drop to 65 mph on Highway 302 from Highway 115 heading west approximately 1.5 miles.

In Ward County, southbound Highway 18 will drop to 55 mph from 330 feet south of the city limits to just south of 37th Street. The speed limit will drop to 65 from the area near 37th Street to 0.1 mile past 46th Street. The 75 mph zone resumes at that point.

In Pecos County, Highway 18 north of Fort Stockton will also see some speed limit changes. Working with local officials, the speed limits will change to 60 mph to an area near 40th Street. The speed limit will become 75 mph just north of 55th Street.

Installation of speed limit signs in other areas will take place at a later date. Motorists are reminded to be watching for new signs and to follow the new guidelines. Motorists are asked to obey all speed limits in the interest of safety.

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