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New speed limit on section of Route 301 in Caroline

Drivers should be alert to the speed limit increase from 55 mph to 60 mph on an 8.8 mile section of Route 301 from 0.76 mile north of Route 608 to 0.34 mile south of Route 17.  

VDOT crews will install the new speed limit signs along the shoulder on Route 301 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. All travel lanes will remain open in the work zone.

In the event of inclement weather, the sign installation will take place on Friday,


VDOT conducted a study of this segment of Route 301 following legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2018. Following VDOT’s review, this section of Route 301 was recommended to have its speed limit increased to 60 mph. The Caroline County Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution endorsing the increased speed limit at this location. 

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