Speed limit reduced on part of Hero Way in Leander starting April 2

Starting April 2, the speed limit on a section of Hero Way between CR 269 and Ronald W. Reagan Boulevard will be reduced to 30 mph. (Courtesy Leander Police Department)
Starting April 2, the speed limit on a section of Hero Way between CR 269 and Ronald W. Reagan Boulevard will be reduced to 30 mph. (Courtesy Leander Police Department)

Starting April 2, the speed limit on a section of Hero Way between CR 269 and Ronald W. Reagan Boulevard will be reduced to 30 mph. (Courtesy Leander Police Department)

Starting April 2, the speed limit on a section of Hero Way between CR 269 and Ronald W. Reagan Boulevard will be reduced to 30 mph from 45 mph.

This permanent change is caused by increased traffic on the narrow road with no shoulders and impaired sight distances, according to city of Leander spokesperson Mike Neu. The change will reduce safety risks for the road's pedestrians and bicyclists.


New speed limit signs will be placed April 1, and temporary message boards will be placed on both ends of the speed limit change area to inform drivers, according to Neu.



In January, the speed limit on a 1-mile stretch of Ronald Reagan Boulevard was reduced from 65 mph to 50 mph, which is located near the new speed limit change on Hero.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in Feb. 2020. She covers Cedar Park and Leander city councils.


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