Gloucester Co. supervisors approve speed limit increase on portion of Route 17

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GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The speed limit along a nearly 20-mile portion of Route 17 through Gloucester County will soon be increased. 

The Virginia Department of Transportation recommended that the speed limit from 8710 George Washington Memorial Highway to the Middlesex County line should be increased to 60 mph from 55 mph.

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution during their monthly meeting on Tuesday to accept VDOT’s recommendation.

VDOT conducted a 60 MPH Speed Limit Engineering Study on Route 17 and a part of Route 3 and presented the results to the board last month. 

The board decided not to approve the recommended speed limit increase for Route 3 at this time. The portion of Route 3 that would have been affected was from Crab Thicket Road to just before the Mathews County line. 

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