Virginia changes I-95 speed limits for truck drivers
Truck drivers running Interstate 95 through Virginia should be ready to see new speed limits on this area.
On Wednesday, June 22, the Virginia Department of Transportation activated new LED signs on I-95 northbound in Caroline and Spotsylvania counties and the city of Fredericksburg.They display a variable speed limit.
New speed limit signs have replaced static road signs between exit 110 (Ladysmith) and exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg), from the mile markers 115 to 130. Signs will display variable speed limits from 35 mph to 70 mph, depending on traffic flow.
VDOT said drivers will need to adjust their speed in the area based on real-time information about road conditions and delays on the road ahead. Gradually slowing down traffic as you approach congestion will help reduce the risk of accidents.
Flashing beacons attached to signs will be activated when speed limits are lowered below the maximum limit.
Additional conventional signs posted on I-95 northbound before mile marker 115 will notify drivers that they are entering a variable speed corridor.
Speed limits will only be lowered 10 mph at a time and will be held at that speed for at least a minute to allow drivers to slow down at a comfortable speed. When the traffic jams are gone, the speed limits will be raised up to the maximum allowed speed limit.
The signs were replaced with the aim of regulating traffic flows in the event of severe congestion.