VDOT lowers Strasburg speed limits

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The Town of Strasburg announced a change of speed limit for the eastern corporate limits of the town.

The change was made following a speed limit study conducted by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Portions of East King street and Front Royal Road from Lemley Street east to Jackson Street will now see the speed limit reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph.

This adjustment was made with the primary goal of enhancing safety for all drivers and pedestrians with consideration to traffic flow, road conditions, and residential activity.

New signs will be posted in the area by VDOT and the changes will go into effect next week, likely by Friday, March 29th.

If you have any questions, please contact Strasburg Assistant Town Manager Mellanie Shipe at mshipe@strasburgva.com.

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Winchester City approves speed limit reductions

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Winchester City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a series of speed limit reductions on sections of streets in northern and central Winchester and lowered the speed limit on a portion of Middle Road.

These changes come just three weeks after the council’s Finance Committee and Public Health and Safety Committee gave the green light to install 41 raised crosswalks throughout Winchester, especially near schools.

Those crosswalks will damage the underside of vehicles exceeding posted speed limits.

These will join four others that had previously been authorized, meaning Winchester is expected to have a total of 45 raised crosswalks by the time installation is completed in the next few months.

Speed limits were reduced on portions of  Middle Road from 45 mph to 35 mph and reduced to 15 mph on city streets.

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Changes made to Pleasant Valley Road

The City of Winchester made adjustments to the traffic pattern on Pleasant Valley Road along Jim Barnett Park and Mount Hebron Cemetary.

Drivers will notice two double yellow lines creating a small median in the middle of the road and also narrowing the lanes.

The speed limit was also lowered to 35 mph.

These changes are in an effort to calm traffic flow in the area and improve driver safety.

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