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June 18, 2008
VDOT ESTABLISHES NEW SPEED ZONES ALONG ROUTE 340 BUSINESS IN PAGE COUNTY
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will be changing the speed limit on sections of Route 340 Business in Page County on June 23, 2008. Signs will be erected at the new speed zones. This change is weather permitting.
On Route 340 Business in the Town of Stanley, there will be a new 45 mile-per-hour speed zone located from 0.21 mile south of Route 636 intersection to 0.13 miles south of Route 622 intersection. There will also be a new 35 mile-per-hour speed zone from 0.13 mile south of Route 622 intersection to 0.08 mile south of Route 622 intersection. These will replace the posted statutory 55 mile-per-hour speed zones at these locations.
The new speed zones will improve safety by providing ample transitional speeds for motorists entering and leaving the Town of Stanley. Safety will also be enhanced for drivers using commercial and private entrances in the new speed zones.
VDOT made the speed zone changes following a speed study. The study was initiated following a request from the Town of Stanley and the Luray Residency Administrator.
The new speed zones were approved on June 4, 2008 by Virginia Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.
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