The commute along traders road in Greenville just got a little bit faster. The Greenville city council voted Tuesday to increase the speed limit along the roadway, effective immediately.
The former two-lane asphalt roadway was widened over the summer to a four-lane concrete curb and gutter thoroughfare between State Highway 34/Wesley Street and FM 1570/Jack Finney Blvd.
Director of Public Works Massoud Ebrahim told the council that a traffic study was conducted following the completion of the improvements, to determine whether the existing 40 mph speed limit shout be increased to 45 mph.
The proposed ordinance brought before the council called for it to take effect in 10 days, although, Mayor Pro Tem, Jeff Daily recommended the 45 mph limit take effect immediately.
The measure passed in a 6-1 vote in the council with Council Member Sandra Linson Bell voting against.