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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

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

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.

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