VAN ALSTYNE, Tex. – Officials say it’s time to pay attention to the signs if you drive in rural Grayson County. Some of them may be changing soon.
Durning Road, just off of 120 in Van Alstyne, currently has a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour, but it won't stay that way for long.
All roads in Grayson County that don't have a speed limit sign are 45 miles per hour zones, but in order for deputies to enforce the speed limit, a sign must be posted.
"We've started posting 45 miles per hour speed limits and several people when they see 45, they think it’s too fast and would like to see it lowered." Grayson County Precinct 1 Commissioner Johnny Waldrip says.
When the sign was installed on Durning Road, says some residents were against it, claiming 45 miles per hour was too fast along this stretch.
Waldrip says those opposed to the limit worked to lower it.
"We require a petition be signed by the people who live on the road that request it be lowered. They come before the commissioner's court go into a public hearing and testify."
This is at least the fourth Grayson County road where the speed limit has changed recently, and county leaders expect at least two more will follow.
The speed limit change on Durning Road is expected to happen in about a week.