Submitted by the City of Highland Village:
Council Approves First Read of Ordinance Setting Speed Limit on FM 2499
At the November 8 meeting, Council approved the first read of an ordinance setting the speed limit on FM 2499.
The Texas Department of Transportation recently conducted a speed study on FM 2499 and recommended setting a speed limit of 45 mph within Highland Village city limits. The City requested TxDOT consider other factors such as the number of wide median cuts and driveways near FM 407, the high volume of traffic crossing the roadway at the two major retail centers and the two major parks and neighborhoods utilizing the trail system pedestrian crossings on FM 2499. Additionally, the City requested a lower speed limit in the area from FM 407 north to the Northwood/Castlewood intersection.
TxDOT agreed to the City’s requests and proposed a 40 mph speed limit on FM 2499 from FM 407 to 528 feet north of Highland Shores/Castlewood Boulevard intersection.
The second read of this ordinance will be considered at a special Council meeting scheduled for Monday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m.
“As the city continues to work toward completing the FM 2499 landscape project, we are pleased to have negotiated a safe speed limit for the section of FM 2499 through our neighborhoods. The council will continue to work hard to make safety a top priority throughout Highland Village. I appreciate the work city staff put in working with TXDOT on finalizing the speed study and the speed limits along section four of FM2499,” stated Mayor Scott McDearmont.