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Speed limit cut planned for Sherman-area highway

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SHERMAN, Texas -- Get ready to hit the brakes. The Texas Department of Transportation says the speed limit on State Highway 289 west of Sherman must be lowered to 70 miles per hour for safety reasons.

TxDOT says the two-lane road has a history of fatal accidents, and lowering the speed should help.

"Any time there are long-standing issues on a road, of course it's something that we want to look at," Sherman city spokesman Nate Strauch said. "We want the roads to be as safe as possible, and if that means lowering the speed limit in certain stretches, then that's an appropriate step that we are going to take."

If the Sherman City Council approves the change at Monday night's meeting, workers will immediately begin replacing speed limit signs along the three-mile stretch of SH 289 south of U.S. 82.

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