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Study Shows ICC Speed Limit Can Be Safely Increased To 60 MPH

But highway officials will analyze crash data on the Intercounty Connector before increasing the speed limit

Those clamoring for an increase in the Intercounter Connector's 55 mph speed limit may have reason to celebrate.

An engineering study of the ICC has concluded that the speed of the highway can safely be raised to 60 mph, pending an analysis of crash data, The Baltimore Sun reports.

The accident review of the toll road is expected to be completed by the end of February, at which point the Maryland Transportation Authority will make a decision on the speed limit, according to the report.

The highway—designed for speeds up to 60 mph—has yet to see a fatal accident, and MdTA Police have recorded just 20 single-vehicle accidents, according to the report.

Earlier in December, Montgomery County Council Member Phil Andrews said the toll road was underused and overpriced.

Read the full story on The Baltimore Sun.

sunnyd December 24, 2012 at 02:33 PM
So if the road was designed for 60mph driving why was the speed limit posted at 55 in the first place? The state of Maryland has the lowest posted speed limits of any other states I have driven in. If we are going build low use toll highways to get people places quicker at least let them drive at a descent clip. I think 60 is even low for that road but I'll definitely take it over 55. That speed is just rediculous.

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