Hemphill to See New Speed Changes

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LUFKIN – A Texas Transportation Commission Minute Order has been issued establishing a new lower speed limit on a portion of State Highway 87 in Hemphill.

The speed change is a result of a recent traffic and engineering speed study conducted on the roadway. The lower speed limit will allow for a better and safer traffic flow and provide for better maneuverability through the area.

The speed limit on SH 87 within the city limits of Hemphill in Sabine County is being altered. The existing 30 mph zone is being expanded from FM 944 to just north of FM 83, followed by a 40 mph zone and then a 50 mph zone that goes to the city limits north and south. Outside of the north city limits there will be a new 60 mph zone for 0.20 miles before motorists enter the existing 70 mph speed zone.

Motorists are advised to be alert to the changing speed limits and abide by all traffic control devices on this and all roadways.

The new speed limit will take effect once maintenance crews install the signs.

For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or (936) 633-4395.

Misty Boggs
Misty Boggs is the Creative Director at MSGPR. She lives in Angelina County and recently earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2020. She is currently working on obtaining her MBA from Lamar University. Between studying and working, she enjoys teaching her niece and nephew the fine art of never growing old.

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