Can you tell us where you would stand on this bill?
This is hearsay, but it came from someone involved in the project. When Rt 3 between Burlington and NH was widened, the speed limit was never changed. My understanding is that after a road is majorly reworked, a speed survey is done and the speed limit is set to the 80th percentile of what drivers are traveling at. The story goes that the MA DOT ordered a survey but the chief of the MSP said to keep the speed limit at 55mph.
Anyone who travels this road knows that pretty much nobody drives 55 on Rt 3 and the road is very wide with good visibility. The cynic in my says that the speed limit is kept at 55 for revenue enhancement. I’d really like to think that’s not the case though.