AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: District of Columbia  (Read 217671 times)


  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 10310
  • Age: 46
  • Location: Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Last Login: September 22, 2019, 10:28:55 PM
Re: District of Columbia
« Reply #950 on: July 23, 2019, 06:26:23 PM »

40 mph is not unprecedented for interstates.  I'm pretty sure I-395 and I-695 in DC were already there (with 35 on part of I-395).  I-490 through downtown Rochester is also 40.
There’s definitely a 35-mph segment on I-395 northbound heading down to the Third Street Tunnel.

That would be the ramps between the Southwest/Southeast Freeway and Center Leg Freeway.

Granted it carries I-395 thru the interchange, and originally carried I-95, but those are technically ramps and not mainline.

I view it as a regular speed limit, however, because it's signed with white "Speed Limit 35" signs rather than the yellow advisory speed signs one normally sees on ramps.
"You know, you never have a guaranteed spot until you have a spot guaranteed."
—Olaf Kolzig, as quoted in the Washington Times on March 28, 2003,
commenting on the Capitals clinching a playoff spot.

"That sounded stupid, didn't it?"—Kolzig, to the same reporter a few seconds later.


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.