VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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Sept. 24, 2019

Limit will be reduced from 55 mph to 35 mph on section of Route 30 in Caroline and Hanover counties to promote traveler safety during special event

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The speed limit on Route 30 (Dawn Boulevard) will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 35 mph between I-95 in Hanover County and Signboard Road in Caroline County.

The speed limit is being reduced to promote traveler safety during the State Fair of Virginia.

The temporary 35 mph speed limit will be posted from Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 6. Signs and portable message boards will be installed this week by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to notify motorists of the speed limit reduction.

During the 2018 State Fair, the speed limit was lowered on Route 30 over an approximate one-mile segment. This year, the 35 speed limit zone will be extended west to the I-95 interchange at Exit 98 (Doswell).

“Traffic on Route 30 increases substantially during the State Fair of Virginia, and motorists must navigate temporary traffic patterns near the parking lot entrances and exits,” said Marcie Parker, VDOT Fredericksburg District Engineer. “Lowering the speed limit to 35 mph over 10 days creates a safer environment for travelers, fairgoers, and law enforcement personnel assisting with traffic control. Expanding the boundaries of this temporary speed limit zone will further promote safety in the Doswell area.”

For real-time traffic information on Route 30 and other roads leading to the State Fair of Virginia, visit 511Virginia or download the free mobile 511Virginia app for Apple and Android devices. Motorists also can reach Virginia 511 by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


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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