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Speed Limit Could Be Reduced Through Leander
A busy stretch of road in Williamson County is about to change. The speed limit on the stretch of FM 2243 between Hwy 183 and Bagdad Road in Leander may be reduced because city leaders think drivers here go too fast.
Spend a few minutes one of the major thoroughfares through Leander and you'll notice car after car flying by.
On FM 2243 between Hwy 183 and Bagdad Road the speed limit ranges from 45 to 55 miles per hour. There are hardly any sidewalks, a lack of a shoulder, few turn lanes and an increasing number of accidents.
With a city population on the rise, the road is being targeted as a major priority, but one which could take years and come with a large financial expense.
The thinking is by slowing it down ten miles per hour to a solid 45 throughout the entire stretch it could help curb some unnecessary pile ups.
The 55 mile per hour origin dates back to when the road was on the state system not the cities, and Leander leaders are citing public safety as a top concern.
By Adam Racusin