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Feb. 4, 2008
VDOT ESTABLISHES NEW SPEED ZONES ON ROUTE 340 AND ROUTE 55 IN WARREN COUNTY
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will be changing the speed limit on sections of Route 340 and Route 55 in Warren County on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Signs will be erected at the new speed zones. This change is weather permitting.
On Route 340 south of Front Royal there will be a new 40 mile-per-hour speed zone located from .09 mile south of Route 619 to the Front Royal southern corporate limits. This will replace the 45 mile-per-hour and the 35 mile-per-hour speed zones at this location.
On Route 55, east of Front Royal there will be a 45 mile-per-hour speed zone located from the Front Royal eastern corporate limits to .41 mile east of this point. This will provide a 45 mile-per-hour speed zone between the 55 mile-per-hour and 35 mile-per-hour speed zones east of Front Royal.
The new speed zones will improve safety by providing ample transitional speeds for motorists entering and leaving Front Royal. Safety will also be enhanced for drivers using commercial and private entrances in the new speed zones.
VDOT made the speed zone changes following a speed study. The study was initiated following a request from the Warren County school administration and the Warren County Board of Supervisors.
The new speed zones were approved on Jan. 11 by Virginia Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.
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