Speed limit increased to 75 mph on Toll 183A

The speed limit on Toll 183A in Cedar Park and Leander will increase from 70 mph to 75 mph, according to a news release issued by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

The change will go into effect in early August along the 11.6-mile expressway. The increased speed limit is in response to a new state law that increased the maximum legal speed limit allowed on roads such as Toll 183A, according to the release.

A speed study was conducted to determine the appropriate speed limit. Drivers must continue to travel at the posted speed until the new signs are installed, which will not be until at least Aug. 1.

Editor's note: CTRMA will formally approve the policy change before officially enacting the increased speed limit. The agency previously planned to post the new speed limit signs July 12.

By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.


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