New 35 mph speed limit signs on Flower Mound's Morriss Road installed Monday, March 12

The speed limit for a portion of Morriss Road has been lowered to 35 mph.

The speed limit for a portion of Morriss Road has been lowered to 35 mph.

At the March 5 Flower Mound Town Council meeting, members approved in a 3-2 vote the lowering of the speed limit on Morriss Road from 600 feet south of FM 1171 to Lake Bluff Drive from 40 mph to 35 mph. On Monday, the town's department of public works installed the new traffic signs, making the new speed limit effective.

The decision to lower the speed limit comes after the council voted on Feb. 5 to not expand the road to six lanes. Following that decision Council asked staff to look at ways to improve safety and mobility issues on the road. One of those suggestions was lowering the speed.

Council will also hold a joint meeting with the transportation committee on March 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Town Hall, 2121 Cross Timbers Road, to discuss further improvements and provide more clarification to the committee on how to proceed with Morriss Road in regards to potential additional safety and mobility options.
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


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