Speed Limit on US 1 in Swainsboro & W...

Speed Limit on US 1 in Swainsboro & Wadley area

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Darien, GA

#1 Feb 16, 2013
Hi! So I have noticed that in the past year, the widening of US 1 between the north Swainsboro bypass and the south Wadley bypass has finally been completed. It is now a four lane divided highway from I-16 all the way to Wadley. I am very happy about this, since I take this portion of US 1 back and forth on my way to UGA from coastal Georgia. However, I was quite disappointed to see that they kept the old speed limit of only 55 MPH. In many rural areas of Georgia, four-lane divided highways are allowed to have speed limits up to 65 MPH, even if they're not interstates. I think that both the Swainsboro bypass and the newly widened section of US 1 between Swainsboro and Wadley are definitely qualifiers of a 65 MPH speed limit, as there are virtually no homes and definitely no businesses directly accessing this portion of highway. It seems silly to have to maintain 55 MPH on this long desolate stretch of road. Does anyone else traverse this portion of US 1 and if so, do you feel the same way? Is there any way to go about petitioning Emanuel and/or Jefferson county, or even the DoT to possibly consider raising the speed limit on this road?

Macon, GA

#2 Dec 8, 2013
The State DOT sets all speed limits that are enforced by Law Enforcement. Even city and county roads must have the speed limits that have been set by local boards approved before enforcement is legal.

Contact the district DOT engineer for that area and request a speed study be done.
TRactor Boy

Lyons, GA

#3 Mar 3, 2014
There are too many roads that lead to or cross the bypass in Swainsboro to tolerate a higher speed limit. The road is a deathtrap as it is. A higher limit would be beyond devastating.

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