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Christopher Reemts
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Username: Tanker64

Post Number: 14
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 01:28 pm:   

Is there a time-line for when the speed limit on Lebanon is going to be officially raised to 50? Or, is it planned to leave it posted as 45 and 40?

Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
Username: Joel_fitts

Post Number: 79
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 03:44 pm:   


The speed limits on major roadways are not set according to any pre-determined plan. Instead, speed limits are determined based on engineering studies (a standardized process that is used nationwide). We conduct speed zone studies on every arterial roadway in the City at least once every three years in order to see if the posted speed limits need to be adjusted. Each roadway is broken into logical segments and studied individually. These studies will sometimes result in different speed limits on different segments of the same roadway if those semgents have different characteristics.

Based on the number of driveways, hills, and curves, it is unlikely that any segment of Lebanon Road will ever get a speed limit higher than 40 or 45 mph.

Joel Fitts
Senior Traffic Engineer

Charles H Elliott
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Username: Cncaggies

Post Number: 7
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 03:34 pm:   

When was the last study conducted on Lebanon? Is it possible to see the data that was used to establish the limit somewhere?

Joel Fitts, Senior Traffic Engineer
Username: Joel_fitts

Post Number: 81
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 - 02:52 pm:   


The portion of Lebanon west of FM 423 was last studied in 2009, and the rest of Lebanon was last studied in April 2008. We plan to include the recently widened portions of Lebanon (between FM 423 and Legacy Drive) in our speed zone studies this year.

Yes, you can submit a Request for Public Information to the City Secretary's Office in order to see a copy of the data. This form is available on the City's website at:


Joel Fitts
Senior Traffic Engineer

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