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May 6, 2008
VDOT ESTABLISHES NEW SPEED ZONES ON ROUTE 340 AND ROUTE 7 BUSINESS IN CLARKE COUNTY
On Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) there will be a new 45 mile-per-hour speed zone located from 0.03 mile south of Route 680 to 0.03 miles south of Route 616. This will replace the existing 55 mile-per-hour statutory speed limit at this location.
On Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway) there will be a new 35 mile-per-hour speed zone located from 0.03 mile south of Route 616 to 0.02 miles south of Route 1029. This will replace the existing 45 mile-per-hour speed limit at this location
On Route 340 (Lord Fairfax Highway/South Buckmarsh Street) there will be a new 25 mile-per-hour speed zone located from 0.02 mile south of Route 1029 to 0.04 miles south of Route T1006. This will replace the existing 35 mile-per-hour speed limit at this location.
On Route 7 Business (West Main Street) the 25-mph speed limit is being extended 0.10 mile west and will now begin 0.06 miles west of Route 1041 (Jackson Drive). The east end of the existing 35-mph zone will be adjusted to accommodate this change.
The new speed zones will improve safety of roadway users within Clarke County.
VDOT made the speed zone changes following a speed study. The study was initiated following a request from the Town of Berryville.
The new speed zones were approved on April 12 by VDOT Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.
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