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TxDOT announces speed reduction approval for TX 7 East

TxDOT announces speed reduction approval for TX 7 East

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The Texas Department of Transportation have completed their reevaluation of State Highway 7 East, and will approve a speed reduction for a portion of the roadway.

Concerned residents who petitioned last month to lower the speed limit between Nacogdoches and Center have enacted change.

“The section of SH 7 East that will be affected includes .3 miles east of SL 224 in Nacogdoches to Martinsville,” a TxDOT spokesperson said. “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 speed reduction will change the stretch of highway from 75 to 65 miles-per-hour.

Residents began pushing for change following several severe accidents, including one that left Cason Snider unable to walk.

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The submission for approval was announced today, but TxDOT has not given an exact date that the speed limit signs will officially change. 

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