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FRED-133548

Sept. 11, 2018



NEW PAVEMENT MARKINGS ADDED TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN PORT ROYAL AREA OF CAROLINE COUNTY
Travelers will notice series of dashed white squares along the Route 301 northbound travel lanes where the speed limit transitions from 45 mph to 35 mph

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – New pavement markings on Route 301 northbound have been installed to alert motorists to a change in speed limit as they approach the Town of Port Royal in Caroline County.

Speed reduction markings were added along both edges of the Route 301 northbound lanes where the speed limit transitions from 45 mph to 35 mph, just north of the intersection with Route 17. The markings are a series of white squares that are progressively spaced closer together to give motorists the impression that their speed is increasing, which can encourage motorists to slow down.

In March 2018, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) lowered the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph in Port Royal on the Route 301 and Route 17 intersection approaches.

Within the next 90 days, VDOT will also add a speed display sign along Route 301 northbound and southbound in Port Royal. These signs will display the vehicle speed of passing traffic, and will be mounted alongside the speed limit signs.

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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.

 



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