Virginia Raises the Limit on Many Interstates

Majority of Virginia interstates now have 70 mph speed limits

By Monique Hayes
|  Friday, Dec 3, 2010  |  Updated 4:01 PM EDT
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Virginia Raises the Limit on Many Interstates

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The majority of Virginia interstates now have 70 mph speed limits. 

Earlier this year, the state’s legislature passed a bill giving the Virginia Department of Transportation authority to increase the limit on certain state highways.   

“Higher speed limits will affect travelers in shortening commute times,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell.  In a news release, he also said that 61 percent of Virginia’s interstates now have 70 mph speed limits. 

The Virginia Department of Transportation began the project in July on a 27-mile stretch of Interstate 295 near Petersburg. Last month, they installed the final signs on Interstate 95 from Ashland to Spotsylvania and Interstate 81 from Christiansburg to the Tennessee line.

The project was completed a month early.

 


 

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