Speed Limit Change Adopted
The Town Council voted on September 6th to change the speed limit to 35 mph throughout the town. Staff immediately met with VDOT officials to advise them of this decision and requested that VDOT reduce the speed in the county on Rt 11 north and south and Rt 99 as they approach the town limits. VDOT agreed to a speed reduction and will be processing that change hopefully in the near future.
Effective tomorrow, October 5th , a reduction in speed sign will be posted at the corporate limits with a new 45 mph starting 150 feet further. A 35mph zone will be implemented after a second 150 ft. The 45mph signage will be replaced with the 35 mph as soon as VDOT makes its changes.
The speed limit throughout the town will be 35 mph unless otherwise posted as there are certain neighborhood streets and curves that are currently posted at 25 mph.
The town recognizes that this lower speed will take some time getting used to; however, the safety of our citizens is a priority. Accident data supports these actions and we hope citizens will comply quickly.