El Paso
60° F
Clear
Clear

TxDOT adding thousands of left lane passing signs

Published On: Oct 12 2012 06:08:48 PM CDT
Updated On: Dec 25 2012 05:29:49 PM CST

AUSTIN, Texas -

housands of new signs are going up to remind drivers in Texas of "Left Lane for Passing Only" laws on highways with 75 mph or higher speed limits.
    
The Texas Department of Transportation on Friday announced plans to post about 3,400 additional signs by next summer in a renewed safety effort.
    
The 2011 Legislature approved 85 mph limits for some new stretches of road. Part of a toll road in the Austin area opens Oct. 24 with an 85 mph speed limit.
    
TxDOT official Carol Rawson says the left lane-passing signs are meant to help travelers have a safe, efficient and enjoyable trip.
    
Agency officials Friday did not immediately provide information on the current number of left lane-passing signs.
    
___
    
Online:
    
                http://www.txdot.gov/           

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus