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April 24, 2019



VDOT SET TO INSTALL NEW SPEED LIMIT SIGNS ON ROUTE 301 IN CAROLINE COUNTY ON APRIL 25
Drivers should be alert to the new 60 mph speed limit on Route 301 between just north of Route 608 to just south of Route 17

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will install new speed limit signs on a portion of Route 301 in Caroline County on Thursday, April 25.

Drivers should be alert to the speed limit increase from 55 mph to 60 mph on an 8.8 mile section of Route 301 from 0.76 mile north of Route 608 to 0.34 mile south of Route 17.   

VDOT crews will install the new speed limit signs along the shoulder on Route 301 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  All travel lanes will remain open in the work zone.

In the event of inclement weather, the sign installation will take place on Friday, April 26.

Background

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted a study of this segment of Route 301 following legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2018. Following VDOT’s review, this section of Route 301 was recommended to have its speed limit increased to 60 mph. The Caroline County Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution endorsing the increased speed limit at this location. 

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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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