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The speed limit on Interstate 14 has officially been reduced from 75 mph to 65 mph between Farm to Market 3423 (Indian Trail) in Harker Heights through Nolanville to the overpass at Farm-to-Market 2410 in Belton now that the Texas Department of Transportation has replaced the temporary speed limit signs on the roadway.

The change occurred due to I-14 widening project taking place through that area.

The Nolanville City Council approved the speed limit change Oct. 17 at the recommendation of TxDOT, then-Police Chief Daniel Porter said.

Construction began Sept. 9 in the area to expand Interstate 14 to three lanes in both directions from Indian Trail in Harker Heights to the top of Nolanville Hill.

The total project — being constructed by J.D. Abrams LP of Austin — spans more than 7 miles and will cost around $45 million, according to TxDOT.

The project is expected to take about two years. Following construction, the speed limit is expected to revert back to 75 mph unless the Nolanville City Council takes action to make the reduction permanent.

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