Monday, August 08, 2005

Tolls Troubles in Chesapeake

When the Chesapeake Expressway, a toll highway, opened in 2001, says the Virginian-Pilot, it lowered the number of vehicles on nearby South Battlefield Boulevard in the city of Chesapeake. But truck drivers still prefer South Battlefield to paying the toll, and some residents along that road think it's getting more dangerous. They want city traffic engineers to do something - lower the speed limit, preferably.

But engineers say a study last year showed the road's 55 mph speed limit works fine, and that lowering it wouldn't necessarily make the road more safe; it's the difference in speed between vehicles that creates the biggest hazard. And they say they can't just ban trucks on the road.


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