Those driving along a portion of SH 304 will soon notice a new speed limit, after Bastrop City Council approved lowering it at a meeting June 11.

Two-minute impact

Following a Texas Department of Transportation traffic study, which indicated potential safety concerns related to increased traffic accidents, Bastrop Senior Planner Kennedy Higgins requested council members approve the reduction from 60 mph to 50 mph.

“Although the reduced speed limit was approved, it will still take some time to get the new signs,” Bastrop Mayor Lyle Nelson said. “If all goes well, we hope to have them up by the end of the summer.”

What you need to know

Until the new signs are in place, Nelson said the speed limit of 60 mph will remain in effect.

The affected area includes a 0.67-mile stretch within Bastrop city limits, between Bastrop Signs and Banners, and Taco Cabana.

What else?

A similar reduction in speed limit was recently implemented along a three-quarter-mile portion of FM 969 between Blakey Lane and Sam Houston Drive, where the speed was reduced from 65 mph to 60 mph due to similar safety concerns.

Community Impact requested a copy of the traffic study from TxDOT but had not received it as of publication time.