Speed limits to increase on four additional D.C. roadways
The speed limit on four major, heavily-trafficked roads in the District of Columbia is set to go up at midnight by order of the mayor.
Mayor Vincent Gray announced Monday that he ordered an "emergency rulemaking" to permit the increase.
DDOT determined the speed limits on the following roads could be increased without impacting safety significantly:
- New York Avenue eastbound from Bladensburg Road to the Maryland Line. The speed limit would be increased from 40 mph to 45 mph.
- New York Avenue westbound from Maryland Line to Bladensburg Road. The current speed limit of 35 mph would increase to 40 mph.
- Bladensburg Road from Mt. Olivet Road/17th Street to New York Avenue. The speed limit would be increased from 25 mph to 30 mph.
- North Capitol Street from Michigan Avenue to Harewood Road. The speed limit would be increased from 35 mph to 40 mph.
- Canal Road from Chain Bridge Road to Foxhall Road. The speed limit would be increased from 35 mph to 40 mph.
Earlier this month, the speed limit was increased on on a portion of Benning Road, as well as I-295. The speed limit is now 35 mph on Benning Road between Oklahoma and Kennilworth avenues, NE. And on I-295 from Eastern Avenue to the stretch of interstate near the Wilson Bridge, the speed limit is now 55 mph.
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