Drivers in Frisco now have a higher speed allowance on a portion of Stonebrook Parkway.

Frisco City Council on Nov. 2 approved a new speed limit of 45 mph on Stonebrook from Legacy Drive to Middlegate Road, up from 40 mph. A majority of Stonebrook now allows 45 mph with some eastern stretches of the road remaining at 40 mph.

Frisco city staff recommended the changes to City Council for new roadway construction and updated speed studies.

The city’s ordinance establishing maximum speed limits on city streets says exceeding speed limits can result in a misdemeanor charge and fine not exceeding $500.