Lewisville City Council approved an ordinance to change the speed limit on a section of Windhaven Parkway. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Lewisville City Council approved an ordinance to change the speed limit on a section of Windhaven Parkway during its Aug. 15 meeting.
The speed limit between Castle Hills Drive to Josey Lane will be increased from 30 to 40 mph. The change was prompted by complaints the city’s engineering department received from residents and drivers in the area indicating the posted speed limit is too slow for the conditions, according to the Aug. 15 agenda item.
“When you go through there and you try to go 30 miles an hour, first of all you're the only one; you're gonna get run over; and it feels like you’re moving at a snail's pace,” Council Member Kristin Green said during the meeting. “That was always the most frustrating stretch of road between my house and my son’s school.”
The previous speed limit was much lower than what the city would typically establish for a four-lane divided road, according to the agenda item. After conducting speed studies on the segment of road, city staff determined that the speed limit should be raised. The city’s transportation board unanimously recommended approval of the proposed speed limit in June.
Destine Gibson covers the cities of Lewisville and Coppell. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism and public relations. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a master's in strategic public relations. Before joining Community Impact in 2022, she worked at The Dallas Morning News. Destine enjoys sports, traveling and reading.