According to a release from the Texas Department of Transportation, commissioners in December approved a reduction in the speed limit for sections of roadways in Nacogdoches, Polk and San Augustine counties.

In Nacogdoches County, the speed limit will be reduced from 70 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour on SH 21 East from the Nacogdoches city limits to the San Augustine County line.

In Polk County, the speed limit will be reduced from 70 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour on US 190 from the Livingston city limits to the Tyler County line.

In San Augustine County, the speed limit will be reduced from 70 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour on SH 21 from the Nacogdoches County line to the San Augustine city limits.

“Through speed studies conducted on these roadways, these sections of the highway met certain markers in the engineering and traffic investigations that justified the need to alter the speed through these areas,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. “These lower speed limits will further enhance the safety of these highly traveled roadways.”

As new signs are placed, motorists are urged to be alert and aware of the reduced speed limits. The new speed limits are enforceable once signs are set.