According to the Georgia DOT, a portion of I-285 will pick up speed tomorrow. The speed limit will be raised from 55 miles per hour to 65 for some portions of the perimeter south of I-20.
The speed limit for tractor trailers will be 65.
I-20’s East and West interchanges will stay set at a 55 mile per hour speed limit.
This change is part of a plan to implement a new Variable Speed Limit system which would allow a traffic operator to alter the speed limit based on current driving conditions.
According to the FHA, 261,000 drivers utilize I-285 each day, and very few actually abide by the speed limit.
The signs are currently installed, and the Georgia DOT will implement the change at noon, tomorrow.
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