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Posted August 18, 2008 | comments Leave a comment

VDOT establishes new speed zones in Shenandoah, Clarke counties

(From a press release) The state is lowering speed limits on portions of Old Valley Pike, Ridgely Road and Rockville Road in Shenandoah County and on Stringtown Road in Clarke County.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will lower the speed limit from 55 mph to 50 mph on Old Valley Pike (Route 11), from a half mile south of Hoover Road to .19 mile north of Hoover Road in the Woodstock area.

On Ridgely Road (Route 661) from Route 11 to Franley Lane, the speed limit will change from 55 mph for cars and 45 mph for trucks to 45 mph for both on the entire length of each road.

On Rockville Road (Route 731) from Pinewoods Road to Turkey Knob Road, the speed limit will change from 55 mph for cars and 45 mph for trucks to 35 mph for both for the entire length of the road.

On Stringtown Road (Route 654) from Kimble Road to Summit Point Road, the speed limit will change from 55 mph for cars and 45 mph for trucks to 35 miles per hour both both for the entire length of road.

VDOT says the changes will go into effect when signs are erected sometime in August.


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