Pilot Program to Change Speed Limits on 1604
Starting June 25, drivers on westbound Loop 1604 will experience changing speed limits thanks to new digital signs being installed as part of a TxDOT pilot program. By monitoring the traffic, TxDOT will be able to change the speed limits in 5 mph increments, depending on current congestion and average traffic speeds. The speed limits will vary from 70 mph (the current posted limit) all the way down to 30 mph. As traffic picks up and speeds begin to slow, the signs will be adjusted to reflect the new speed limits, thereby slowing traffic before it hits the congested areas and making overall traffic flow much smoother. The new signs will affect anyone traveling on westbound 1604 between 281 and IH 10. Those caught at speeds above the posted speed limits will be ticketed, so keep your eyes out for the new changing speed limits and make sure you’re not one of them. TxDOT is testing these new signs in several parts of the state to see if they think they’re worth adoption on a larger scale.
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