Group sets 75 mph speed limit on part of Loop 49

Published on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 21:36 - Written by Staff Reports

The North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority approved raising the speed limit to 75 mph between Texas Highway 155 near Noonday and Interstate 20.

The authority also established a 65 mph minimum speed within that 16.8-mile stretch.

The speed limit between Texas Highway 110 and Texas Highway 155 will remain 70 mph, but a minimum of 60 mph was approved.

The Texas Department of Transportation conducted a “speed study” in April and found that 85 percent of speed checks supported the speed limit change.