City of Georgetown, Texas
City Council Regular Meeting
September 10, 2019
Second Reading of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Georgetown, Texas, amending Sections 10.12.090 (B) and (D) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Georgetown related to speed limits on City streets adding a 35 mile per hour zone on Rivery Boulevard from Williams Drive to Northwest Boulevard and adding a 20 mile per hour zone on the portion of roadway within 150 feet of the traffic circle constructed at Rivery Boulevard and Park Lane in any direction, inclusive of the traffic circle, repealing conflicting ordinances and resolutions, providing a severability clause, providing for publication, and setting an effective date -- Wesley Wright, PE, Systems Engineering Director
The construction of Rivery Blvd from Williams Drive to Northwest Blvd is approaching completion and expected to be open to traffic in the near future. In order to be compliant with state standards and allow for enforcement, a speed limit must be set by ordinance. City staff and the roadway design engineer recommend a speed limit of 35 miles per hour be set for the new road, with the area in and around the new traffic circle being 20 miles per hour. Once the road is opened, staff will continue to monitor the roadway and recommend adjustments, if necessary.
There is no direct cost associated with this item. Speed limit signs are included in the roadway contract.