Va. ends variable speed test at Wilson Bridge
The state of Virginia has just called a halt to a pilot project near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge under which it employed variable speed limits set using electronic signage. The default speed limit in the Wilson Bridge area will revert to the previous 55 mph.
Virginia officials are being coy about whether they regard the experiment as a success. John Undeland, a spokesman for the bridge project, said authorities will evaluate the results and hope to make them public this spring. The devices had been in full-time use since May on the stretch between the Potomac and the Springfield interchange.
If the test is judged a success, it could lead to a widespread adoption of such speed controls in the region.