Report: Study Shows ICC Speed Limit Can Safely Increase To 60 MPH

Highway officials will analyze crash data on the Intercounty Connector before increasing the speed limit, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Those clamoring for an increase in the Intercounter Connector's 55 mph speed limit may have some positive news on the horizon.

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 reported Thursday.

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 fatality 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.

Ian Brett Cooper December 26, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Why is everyone in such a rush? Next they'll be asking for it to be raised to 65, then 70. Next we'll have a German style Autobahn with no speed limit, because everyone is obsessed with speed in this country.
Claudia Rousseau December 26, 2012 at 05:25 PM
They should raise the speed limit to 65. Some people are doing 80 on this road, some are doing 45. It would be better if the speed limit were 65 so that the traffic would be more even.


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