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STA09-126

June 9, 2009



VDOT REDUCES SPEED ZONES ALONG ROUTE 11 IN FREDERICK COUNTY AND ON ROUTE 79 IN WARREN COUNTY

STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation will be changing the speed limit on portions of Martinsburg Pike (Route 11) in Frederick County and Apple Mountain Road (Route 79) in Warren County.

In Frederick County, the speed limit will be reduced from 45 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour on Route 11, from 0.18 mile north of Route 764 (Lee Avenue) to one mile south of Route 761 (Old Charles Town Road).
 
In Warren County, the speed limit will change from an unposted statutory limit of 55 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour on Route 79, from Route 55 (John Marshall Highway) to the Interstate 66 westbound ramps.

The change will be effective after the erection of signs at the new speed zones. The projected installation is scheduled for June 17. All work is weather permitting.

The new speed zones will address identified roadway crash patterns and will improve roadway safety. They were approved on June 2, 2009 by Virginia Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. and VDOT Chief of Systems Operations Constance S. Sorrell.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511. In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711). Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits. For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.

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