|News and Features - Around Washington, MO|
|Friday, 21 January 2011|
The Missouri Department of Transportation will raise the speed limit on Route 100 from 55 mph to 60 mph from St. John’s Road to Old Route 100. MoDOT will also raise the speed limit from 45 mph to 55 mph at the I-44/Villa Ridge and Washington sections of the corridor. Crews will restripe the five-lane segments on the highway, weather permitting, to make the fifth lane into dedicated left turn lanes.
MoDOT evaluated these sections of Route 100 and determined that the speed limit should be increased. MoDOT reviewed the sight distances at each of the entrances along the corridor and used federal guidelines to establish the new speed limit. They evaluated these areas to ensure that the speed limit increase would not jeopardize any sight distance concerns and safety for motorists.