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Sept. 22, 2008
VDOT ESTABLISHES NEW SPEED ZONE IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY
The speed limit will be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour on Route 220, from 0.16 miles north of the north corporate limits of the City of Covington to 0.55 miles north of Route 778 (Dressler Road).
The change will be effective after the erection of signs at the new speed zones. The projected installation is scheduled for Sept. 29 according to VDOT Staunton District officials.
All work is weather permitting.
The new speed zone will improve safety of roadway users within Alleghany County.
VDOT made the speed zone change following a speed study. The new speed zone was approved on Aug. 27 by VDOT Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.
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