New Speed Limit on North White Chapel near Kirkwood Branch Crossing

At the Feb. 5, 2019, City Council meeting, Council had the first reading of a new speed limit ordinance to reduce the speed limit on N. White Chapel Boulevard, from Drum Lane down to Wingate Lane, from 40 miles per hour to 30 mph.

The design consultant for the N. White Chapel bridge repair project analyzed the terrain and the layout of the roadway and recommended to reduce speeds to 30 mph based on engineering standards for roadway design.

Appropriate signs will be placed following this new adoption and prior to reopening the road once construction is complete. This change will be in place for the life of the current bridge.

To date, both headwalls are complete and large rocks known as riprap have been placed up and downstream of the crossing to prevent erosion as a result of inclement weather.

The road will not be reopened until construction is complete.

City Council is set for a second reading of the Ordinance No. 1206 for the reduction, at the next City Council meeting on Feb. 19, 2019.

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New Speed Limit on North Kimball Avenue from SH 114 to E. Dove Road

New Speed Sign near St. Laurence Church

New Speed Sign near St. Laurence Church

Motorists may have noticed a new posted speed limit of 40 mph on North Kimball Avenue from State Highway (SH) 114 to East Dove Road.

At the June 16, 2015 City Council meeting, Ordinance No. 1043A was passed that set the speed limit on North Kimball Avenue from State Highway (SH) 114 to East Dove Road to 40 miles per hour (mph) – the current speed limit is 35 mph.

The slightly faster speed limit reflects changes to the road due to Phase II of the Kimball Avenue Widening project, in which North Kimball Avenue from SH 114 to East Dove Road was widened from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. The change in the speed limits also reflects the results of a speed zone study that was used to determine a suggested speed for this stretch of North Kimball Avenue. Based on the results of speed data collected during the speed study, 40 mph was determined to be the optimal speed for this section of road.

In the weeks following the adoption of the new speed limit ordinance, Public Work street crews constructed and installed the signs along this section of North Kimball Avenue. Please be aware of the new speed limit and, as always, drive safely!

For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

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New Speed Limit on North Kimball Avenue from SH 114 to E. Dove Road – Draft

New Speed Sign near St. Laurence Church

New Speed Sign near St. Laurence Church

Motorists may have noticed a new posted speed limit of 40 mph on North Kimball Avenue from State Highway (SH) 114 to East Dove Road.

At the June 16, 2015 City Council meeting, Ordinance No. 1043A was passed that set the speed limit on North Kimball Avenue from State Highway (SH) 114 to East Dove Road to 40 miles per hour (mph) – the current speed limit is 35 mph.

The slightly faster speed limit reflects changes to the road due to Phase II of the Kimball Avenue Widening project, in which North Kimball Avenue from SH 114 to East Dove Road was widened from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. The change in the speed limits also reflects the results of a speed zone study that was used to determine a suggested speed for this stretch of North Kimball Avenue. Based on the results of speed data collected during the speed study, 40 mph was determined to be the optimal speed for this section of road.

In the weeks following the adoption of the new speed limit ordinance, Public Work street crews constructed and installed the signs along this section of North Kimball Avenue. Please be aware of the new speed limit and, as always, drive safely!

For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

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