VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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Sept. 18, 2020
NEW SPEED LIMIT POSTED ON ROUTE 3, ROUTE 301 IN KING GEORGE COUNTY
Speed limit increasing from 55mph to 60 mph this week on several sections of these roads
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The speed limit is increasing from 55 mph to 60 mph on several sections of Route 3 and Route 301 in King George County.
New 60 mph speed limit signs are posted today on several sections of Route 301, and new signs will be installed on Route 3 on Monday, Sept. 21, weather permitting.
The speed limit is increasing to 60 mph at the following locations:
- Route 3, from just east of Route 665 (Birchwood Creek Lane) to just west of Route 206 (Dahlgren Road)
- Route 301, from just north of the Rappahannock River to just south of Route 3
- Route 301, from just north of Route 205 (Ridge Road) to just south of Route 206 (Dahlgren Road)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted a study of these segments of Route 3 and Route 301 following legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly. Following VDOT’s review of vehicle speeds, crash data, and the physical characteristics of these roadways, these locations were recommended to have the speed limit increased to 60 mph.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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