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Speed Limit Change on HWY 7 Approved


LUFKIN – The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved a speed limit change on SH 7 East in Nacogdoches, San Augustine and Shelby counties.
The approval came after a speed study and reevaluation on a portion of roadway located on SH 7 East. Commissioners approved the recommendation for the speed limit to be lowered from 75 mph to 65 mph. The change will become effective and enforceable once the new signs are set.
The section of SH 7 East that will be changed includes .3 miles east of SL 224 in Nacogdoches to Martinsville. The change also includes just east of Martinsville and continues on SH 7 through San Augustine County and will end at the Center city limits in Shelby County.
The commission also approved construction projects totaling $963.7 million statewide, and included a $1.5 million construction project located in Houston County and Trinity County.
The project is designed to upgrade metal guard rail and safety treat fixed objects on FM 227 and FM 357. Work limits on FM 227 include from SH 21 to SH 7 and on FM 357 from SH 7 to the Trinity County line in Houston County and from SH 94 to FM 2262 in Trinity County.
L.C. Jordan & Son will serve as contractor for the project. As work begins on this project, motorists are urged to obey all signage, reduce speed and stay alert to moving equipment and workers near the roadway.

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