Round Rock City Council approved two resolutions regarding transportation ordinances at its Oct. 28 meeting.
The resolutions, one to recommend that the speed limit on a portion of Creek Bend Boulevard remain unchanged following a speed study, and the other to prohibit commercial trucks from using portions of Texas Avenue and Country Aire Drive, were approved unanimously by the council, although Council Member Matt Baker was absent.
“The neighborhood streets were not designed for the larger vehicles that are currently using it as a cut-through between Sunrise Road and Greenhill Drive,” city documents state. “The proposed ordinance amendment will prohibit such traffic.”
Round Rock Transportation Director Gary Hudder said at the council’s Oct. 26 packet briefing that creating additional street connections can be valuable to residents, but other types of traffic can find its way through, too.
“Certainly we run the risk of increased traffic when we do those and traffic that is not consistent with neighborhoods,” Hudder said. “So we always want to be sensitive to that with current residents in those neighborhoods.”
Hudder also told the council that his department’s recommendation is to leave the speed limit set for Creek Bend between Wyoming Springs Boulevard and the southwest approach to the bridge over Brushy Creek at 45 mph. He said this was because data from the study showed that around 85% of vehicles observed in the study remained within 5 mph of the posted speed limit.