City Council to Look at 250 Bypass Speed Limit

October 7, 2013

Charlottesville City Council is meeting Monday night to discuss moving forward with the speed limit changes along the Route 250 Bypass.

Council members are basing the proposed changes on a traffic study explaining that construction has and will continue to change the shape of Route 250.

The study suggests that the speed limit be lowered and remain at 25 mph around the area of construction until the bypass interchange project is completed, which could leave drivers with yet another change to the bypass construction.

"I mean, there is a whole lot of chaos going on in the morning,” says one concerned driver who did not want to be named. “You got 25 miles per hour going through there with a lot of chaos. I'll be glad when it's finished."

While 25 mph is the current speed limit around the bypass construction, this ordinance could make sure those numbers don't change.

As of right now, construction is expected to be completed by July 2015

The new speed limit signs won’t cost the city a lot of money to remove and replace.

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