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Jan. 8, 2009


STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will lengthen the existing school speed limit on Route 522 in front of Armel Elementary School in Frederick County. New flashing school beacon signs alerting motorists of the 45 mile-per-hour speed zone will be placed in operation by January 20. This change is weather permitting. The school speed zone shall be effective only when the lights are flashing.

The new 45 mile-per-hour school speed zone will be located from 0.17 mile north of Route 756 (Macedonia Church Road) Intersection to 0.05 mile south of Route 1507 (Clydesdale Drive). This will extend the existing 45 mile-per-hour speed zones by one-tenth of a mile at this location.

Extending the school speed zone and the additional signage to be installed will enhance safety for motorists in the school zone.

VDOT made the school speed zone changes following a speed study. The study was initiated following a request from Edinburg Residency Administrator Jerry Copp to evaluate the existing school speed zone.

The new school speed zone was approved on September 22, 2008 by VDOT Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.

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