Portions of RM 967 that runs near Carpenter Hill Elementary School and Johnson High School will now have an extended maximum speed limit of 35 mph during school hours.

An ordinance to set the new school zone speed limit, which runs for a total length of about 0.7 miles in two sections along RM 967, was approved during Buda City Council’s March 23 meeting.

Deputy City Manager Micah Grau said the Texas Department of Transportation requested the speed limit due to the recent addition of Johnson High School.

Signage and other adjustments to the infrastructure will be taken care of by TxDOT, and there is no cost to the city of Buda, Grau said.