KARNES CITY – Karnes County’s Commissioners Court approved speed limits to be set on all county roads at 30 MPH with a few exceptions during the March 31 meeting of the court.
A public hearing was held March 11 where county officials collected input on how the speed limits should be set.
With the action taken by the court, all speed limits on all county roads shall from now on be set at 30 MPH except the following which will be set at 20 MPH:
In the Hobson area, County Roads, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379 and County Road 220 from Farm-to-Market Road 81 west to FM 81 east of Hobson.
In the Cestohowa area, County Roads 245, 389 from 245 to State Highway 123 and 230, three tenths of a mile from its intersection with FM 3191.
In the Panna Maria area, County Road 242 from FM 81 to County Road 381, County Roads 380, 381, 382 and 383.
In the Helena area, County Roads 298, 299, 300 and 302 from 300 three tenths of a mile north.
In the Gillett area, County Roads 278, 279, 280, 281 and 277 from Ecleto Creek to FM 887 and 189 from the intersection of FM 626 west 1.2 miles.
Also, County Road 189 from the intersection of FM 626 west 1.2 miles and County Road 160.
Road and Bridge Administrator Ronnie Mitchell explained to the court that there are two roads on which the speed limit will likely be raised to 40 MPH once construction in those areas is complete.
County Judge Richard Butler called for a motion on the item.
County Commissioner James Rosales made the motion that was seconded by Commissioner Pete Jauer.
All voted in favor.
Mitchell expressed thanks to the court for their action on the item.
“I think it is a step in the right direction for the county,” Mitchell said.