Allen is preparing to adjust the speed limit on several city streets. Engineers completed traffic studies on sight distance, crash history, average speed and other factors before making recommendations to Allen City Council. The new speed limits include:
- From Watters Road to Greenville Avenue, the speed limit will now be 45 mph.
- Greenville to Angel will remain 40 mph.
- Between Bethany Drive and Chaparral Drive, the speed limit will now be 35 mph
- For the newest stretch of Ridgeview, between Watters and Chelsea, the speed limit will be set to 45 mph.
The cost of new speed limit signs will be covered by the traffic engineering operating budget. City Council unanimously approved the changes during the November 13 meeting.