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Aug. 15, 2008
VDOT ESTABLISHES NEW SPEED ZONES IN SHENANDOAH COUNTY AND CLARKE COUNTY
In Shenandoah County, the speed limit will be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour on Route 11, from .5 miles south of Hoover Road (Route 605 west) to .19 mile north of Hoover Road, at the southern corporate limits of the Town of Woodstock.
On Route 661 from Route 11 to Franley Lane (Route 802) the speed limit will change from an unposted statutory limit of 55 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour for trucks to 45 miles per hour for this entire 1.76 mile length of road.
On Route 731 from Pinewoods Road (Route 730) to Turkey Knob Road (Route 698) the speed limit will change from an unposted statutory limit of 55 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour for trucks to 35 miles per hour for this entire .84 mile length of road.
In Clarke County, the speed limit will change on Route 654 from Kimble Road (Route 653) to Summit Point Road (Route 611) from an unposted statutory limit of 55 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour for this entire 1.64 mile length of road.
The change will be effective after the erection of signs at the new speed zones. The projected installation is scheduled for sometime in August according to VDOT Edinburg residency and VDOT Luray residency officials.
All work is weather permitting.
The new speed zones will improve safety of roadway users within Shenandoah and Clarke counties.
VDOT made the speed zone changes following a speed study. The study was initiated following a request from the Clarke County Board of Supervisors and several business owners. The new speed zones were approved on August 4, 2008 by VDOT Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.
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