Speed limit lowered after fatal crash on Pope Bend Road Posted in: News Among other traffic changes in Precinct 1, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court approved a speed limit reduction on Pope Bend Road, where a woman was killed in a car accident in July, during the court's regular meeting on August 26. The speed limit was reduced from 40 to 35 miles per hour on North Pope Bend Road from State Highway 71 to the end of county maintenance, which is shortly before the intersection with River Front Drive. Before approving the change, the court held a public hearing regarding the change, during which Alysa Johnson, the sister of Christa Leanne Reid, addressed the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!