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Ordinance Amendment 2nd Reading - Traffic Engineering:
Consider Ordinance No. 2021-O0088, amending Section 20.05.102 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lubbock, with regard to the establishment of speed limits.
On July 27, 2021, the City Council approved the first reading of the ordinance.
The Texas Transportation Code §545.352, determines speeds of 30 mph on a street and 15 mph in an alley of an urban district. To alter the speed limit on a city street within its city limits, municipalities establish higher or lower speed limits per City Ordinance. The City of Lubbock Ordinance, Section 20.05.102, was previously created to set speed limits on arterial and collector streets within the City of Lubbock. This proposed ordinance amendment will adjust the speed limits based on recent speed studies and correct description designations.
The Traffic Management Department performs speed studies and recommends speed changes to the Citizens Traffic Commission (CTC) in accordance with the Federal Highways Administration's USLIMITS2 Expert System criteria.
The CTC approved the following changes on May 18, 2021.
Milwaukee Avenue: 34th Street to 82nd Street - reduced sections from 50 mph to 45 mph.
34th Street: Marsha Sharp Freeway to Milwaukee Avenue - reduced a section from 50 mph to 40/45 mph and adjusted the description boundaries.
98th Street: University Avenue to Upland Avenue - changed the order so that the speed limit description reads from East to West.
Removed “FM 1730” from Street Names and Descriptions that read “Slide Road”.
Jesica McEachern, Assistant City Manager
L. Wood Franklin, Division Director of Public Works
Speed Ordinance Amendment
Speed Changes By Street Segment
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