City Speed Limit Changes and School Zone Updates

Posted on July 17, 2019

In order to comply with state regulations, the Boyd City Council has reviewed and revised the ordinance regulating speed limits on all city streets. Ordinance 2019-07-0001 was adopted on July 16, 2019 which replaced all previous ordinances regulating speed limits on all city streets and establishes a new speed limit of 25 miles per hour. While this does not affect State Highways or Farm to Market Roads all other streets within the incorporated city limits will be affected by the new regulation. While most streets will see an increase from 20 to 25 miles per hours, Cemetery Road and North Wilson will be reduced from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

In addition, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2019-07-0002 regulating all School Zones. All School Zones will be set at 20 miles per hour Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm while school is in session. In addition, the ordinance adds five additional pedestrian crossings in the school zone to assist with the overall safety of the students whom walk to campus, and restricts the usage of wireless communication devices.

City crews began replacing speed limit signage this morning and will make every effort to have all signage and pedestrian crossings in place prior to the start of the new school year. For any additional information please contact the Director of Public Services William D. Taylor at [email protected] or by phone at (940) 433-8400. The limits for school zones affecting all City Street are illustrated below.