The Rosenberg City Council met Tuesday and approved reducing the speed limit to 40 miles per hour along FM 2977 (Minonite Road) from the centerline of FM 762 south to the city limits.

Council was responding to the Federal Railroad Administration’s requirement to lower the speed limit on the busy highway.

The Texas Department of Transportation conducted a traffic study and recommended the speed limit should be lowered from 45 miles per hour.

Executive Director of Public Services Rigo Calzoncin spoke to the council regarding the agency’s recommendations.

“As part of the railroad quiet zone project for the south zone, which encompasses Commercial Drive, Brazos Center Boulevard, and FM 2977 (Minonite Road), the Federal Railroad Administration is requiring the speed limit on FM 2977 be lowered to 40 miles per hour,” Calzoncin said.

The ordinance established the new speed limit on the 0.4-mile roadway southwest of the intersection with Reading Road.

New speed signs were prepared to alert drivers and went into effect immediately following the ordinance’s unanimous passage.

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