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Old 09-09-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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"The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it will increase the speed limit on Interstate 285 from 55 mph to 65 mph.

In a letter Friday to stakeholders, GDOT Chief Engineer Russell McMurry said the new speed limit will go into effect Nov. 1 on the southern end of 285 (south of Interstate 20). The northern end’s speed limit will go up in October 2014..."



Full Story: Neighbor Newspapers - GDOT to increase speed limit on I 285
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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Staggering it makes no sense to me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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People drive at warp speed now. Why raise the speed limit? So, we'll have tailgaters going even faster. Doesn't sound like a very sound decision to me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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I thought they were supposed to be done by the end of this year!? Well this won't help me any, I don't touch the south side of I-285 and I intend to be gone by next spring.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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People drive at warp speed now. Why raise the speed limit? So, we'll have tailgaters going even faster. Doesn't sound like a very sound decision to me.
Will they allow us to mount bazooka paintball guns on our cars to blast the idiots who tailgate at 60+ mph?
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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I'm still going to drive 80 mph regardless
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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I support raising the speed limit. A law is hard to enforce if everyone is breaking it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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I'm still going to drive 80 mph regardless
That reminds me. I also want a laser sight with a heads-up display for my mobile paintball bazooka.

j/k, of course
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:32 AM
 
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I wonder if the state is raising the speed limit on I-285 as a way of compensating for not rebuilding many of the road's interchanges that remain in serious need of repairs.

I also wonder if the state's placement of the variable speed limits on the north section of I-285 is a sign that they never again intend to expand the I-285 roadway in the future.

If this is the case then the current moves to raise the speed limit to 65 on all of I-285 and install a variable speed limit might be nothing more than a smoke-and-mirrors dog-and-pony show designed to distract the public from the fact that the state is both unable and unwilling to pay for the improvements that are really needed, improvements like the reconstruction of many of I-285's outdated and outmoded interchanges and the addition of truck-only lanes to the roadway.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Wait, there is a speed limit on 285?
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I also wonder if the state's placement of the variable speed limits on the north section of I-285 is a sign that they never again intend to expand the I-285 roadway in the future
There is no room for more lanes, and adding capacity will never solve traffic issues.
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