COOKE COUNTY, TX-- The Texas Department of Transportation has decided to raise the speed limit on more than a hundred miles of I-35 in Cooke County.
Last year Governor Rick Perry signed a bill which allows TXDOT to increase the speed limit on Texas highways. Speed studies were done to show that it can be done safely on certain roads. The changes have not taken place yet in Cooke County.
TXDOT and the Texas DPS want drivers to remember that the speed will only change when the new speed limit signs go up.
"When the speed limit does increase, people need to realize that they will be traveling faster, and when you come up to a construction zone, or have heavy traffic, or have any adverse weather conditions, you need to remember you still have to slow down," Trooper Mark Tackett with the Texas Department of Safety said.
Once the changes are in effect, Texas will have 3,700 miles of highway with speed limits posted at 75 miles per hour or higher.