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Old 06-16-2017, 06:42 PM
 
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Seems like on 495 alot of people are doing over 80 and I don't really see people ever pulled over there either funny
I still remember my first time on 495 after years of only driving on 95, 90, 93, etc. The speed limit is basically whatever the hell you want it to be. I was pretty scared. That was 20+ years ago but I'll never forget.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Seems like on 495 alot of people are doing over 80 and I don't really see people ever pulled over there either funny
Seriously, that road is a free for all. Never see anyone pulled over on 495. Up until a few years a go I used to drive 495 between Mendon and North Andover all day long for work and 80 was going slow!
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:20 PM
 
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I visited Boston (home) last week and was surprised to see how low the speed limits still were!? I live out west where 65-75 are the averages and it seems to work well. Now I get that Boston proper is more congested, but I can't understand why the speed limit is so low on the pike?
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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I visited Boston (home) last week and was surprised to see how low the speed limits still were!? I live out west where 65-75 are the averages and it seems to work well. Now I get that Boston proper is more congested, but I can't understand why the speed limit is so low on the pike?
Most MA drivers have trouble controlling their vehicles at 45, never mind 75.
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Way before my time, but I think the Mass Pike use to have a 75MPH Speed Limit back in the 60s or 70s? Anyways Mass can definitely support a 70 MPH limit on many of your highways.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: New England
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I have no idea why 495 drops to 55 through Lawrence. It should stay at 65. Drivers don't slow down through that stretch.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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Route 3 55 change to 65
190 65 change to 70
Mass pike 65 to 70 when becomes 2 lanes after 84 exit
495 65 to 70
290 in Worcester 50 to 55
290 from Shrewsbury to Marlborough 65 to 70


This sounds right to me.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:11 AM
 
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Drivers don't slow down through that stretch.
They should. That's a congested/high crash area with all the merges and airhead local drivers. I recall that bridge being in rough shape too, one should slow down just for that anyway. Besides, it's rare that I haven't seen traffic slowed down there or at a standstill. Always something going on...
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Old 06-17-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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How about raising it to 70 on Mass pike from after 84 exit to Springfield the exits are far apart and there is barely any cars on the road
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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How about raising it to 70 on Mass pike from after 84 exit to Springfield the exits are far apart and there is barely any cars on the road
Because traffic is already moving at 70+ with the cars often 10' apart due to only 2 lanes.
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