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March 20, 2009


STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will be changing the speed limit on a portion of Route 340 in northwestern Augusta County through the Crimora Area.

The speed limit will be reduced from 55 miles-per-hour to 45 miles-per-hour on Route 340, from 0.29 miles south of the Route 663 intersection to 0.39 miles north of the Route 612 intersection.

The change will be effective after the erection of signs at the new speed zone. The projected installation is scheduled for March 31 according to VDOT Northwestern Regional Operations officials.

All work is weather permitting.

The new speed zone will improve the safety of drivers on Route 340 traveling through the rural community of Crimora.
VDOT made the speed zone change following a speed study. The study was initiated by a request from the VDOT Verona residency office on behalf of local citizens and in conjunction with a roadway safety assessment of the intersection of Route 340 and Route 612. The new speed zone was approved on March 6 by VDOT Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.

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