GDOT mulls raising metro area speed limits
by The Associated Press
January 28, 2014 12:12 AM | 655 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — Georgia Department of Transportation officials say they’re supporting a proposal to give the agency the option of raising speed limits on metro Atlanta interstates.

GDOT officials are considering raising the speed limit to 70 in urban areas — or places with populations of 50,000 or more. The agency raised the speed limit to 65 mph along a 27-mile stretch of I-285 in November. Department records show that drivers traveled at 65.4 mph after the limit was raised, compared with 65.5 mph from before. The limit had been 55 mph.

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