West University is about to sprout more than 100 new poles with speed limit signs, as it prepares to lower the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 in most areas of the city.
The installation will begin in November and is expected to be completed by the end of the year, with enforcement starting in January.
Exceptions to the 25 mph limit will be Buffalo Speedway, which will remain at 30 mph, the 4200 block of Bissonnet Street at 35 mph, and school zones and streets around city parks, which will stay at 20 mph.
West U commissioned a speed and traffic study in February 2020, and after reviewing the results, City Council voted in May to approve the lower speed limit in recommended areas. An education campaign is accompanying the change.
For more information, visit westutx.gov/speedlimit. Public Works Director Gerardo Barrera, 713-662-5845 or firstname.lastname@example.org, can answer questions about the study and findings, and Katie Wilson, West U PD’s community resource officer, can discuss enforcement. She’s reachable at 713-662-5866 or by email at email@example.com.