Officials seeking input about changes to local speed limits
by Joe Baker
Mar 07, 2014 | 199 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES COUNTY – Karnes County officials are hoping for public comments and input during an upcoming public hearing aimed at gathering information to be used to set new speed limits for county roads.

Road and Bridge Administrators Michael Wozniak and Ronnie Mitchell said that they would like to hear from county residents who have ideas about what speed limits should be set on county roads that they use on a regular basis.

The hearing is set for Tuesday, March 11 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Karnes County Offices on the Square, and Wozniak and Mitchell want the public to give input to Road and Bridge department staff and Commissioners Court who will likely take action on the topic in the near future.

“We were looking at blanketing the whole county at 30 MPH,” Wozniak said. “If you have special speeds that you want to set on certain roads – that is kind of what the hearing is for.”

Some residents may want the county to set lower speed limits in certain areas, and higher speed limits in others, depending on different circumstances, Wozniak explained.

While 30 MPH is expected to cover most county roads, some exceptions will be made and the road and bridge department administrators are working to make a list of roads where the speed limit would be lower or higher than 30 MPH but within a range of 20 MPH and 45 MPH. They are asking for help from the public to put the list together for consideration by Commissioners Court.

“The whole idea is to make the public aware of the hearing, and if they want to come in, this is their opportunity,” Mitchell said.
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