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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 930427-U - Reconsider Speed Limits SH29A RESOLUTTON OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, REQUESTTNG THAT THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RECONSIDER 42 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SPEED LIMITS NG S HIGHWAY 29 (UNIVERSITY WHEREAS, The Texas Department of Transportation recently conducted speed studies on State Highway 99 (University Ave.) through the City of Georgetown; and VaIEREAS, the speed studies were conducted in the month of February, which is not representative of the traffic flow on State Highway 29, and WHEREAS, the Georgetown City Council is concerned about the State recommendations for the speed limits as relates to traffic and pedestrian safety. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. The City Council hereby finds that this resolution implements Transportation Policy 1 of the Century Plan - Policy Plan Element, which states: "The City will encourage a transportation system that provides for the safe and efficient movement of traffic, promotes the economic interests of the community, and adequately serves the personal needs of individuals", and further finds that the enactment of this resolution is not inconsistent or in conflict with any other Century Plan Policies, as required by Section 2.03 of the Administrative Chapter of the Policy Plan. SECTION 2. The City Council specifically requests that the Texas Department Transportation reconsider the recommendations of the speed study and modify the speed l at the following locations - a. That the speed limit from Haven Lane through and including Pine St. be reduced to 35 miles per hour because of the large number of University students crossing State Highway 29 (University Ave.) and the amount of traffic being generated from the University; and to facilitate school buses stopping at the railroad track in the 900 block of State Highway 29 (University Ave.) b. That the speed limit through the intersection of Maple St. and State Highway 25 (University Ave.) be set at 35 miles per hour because of the large amount oj-11 traffic exiting Maple St. onto State Highway 29 (University Ave.) Highway 29 Speed Limi Resolution No7 7- V Page 1 of 2 Pages C. That the segment from Haven Lane to an area slightly east of Southwestern Blvd. be modified '• a • speed • from 55 miles per f• to the speeds set in ♦ of Southwestern University. SECTION 3. The • is hereby authorized to execute, and the City—secretary to attest ..:.• this resolution '.• recommend modifications to the State -recommended speed limits in Georgetown. SECTION 4. This resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption. 1011NORM Elizabeth Gray City Secretary Marianne Landers Banks City Attorney Highway 29 Speed Limits Resolution No. TJO 7-0 Page 2 of 2 Pages THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN: By: heo Wood Mayor