New speed limit along state Route 1 from Trap Shooters Road to the Puncheon Run Connector.

The Delaware Department of Transportation announced it will raise the speed limit along state Route 1 from 55 mph to 60 mph in both directions from Trap Shooters Road to the Puncheon Run Connector.

Along Puncheon Run Connector between U.S. Route 13 and state Route 1, the speed limit will be increased from 50 to 60 mph. The change is scheduled to be implemented during the week of Jan. 9, pending weather or other unforeseen delays.

Vehicles have been consistently and uniformly traveling faster than the existing speed limits along these sections of roadway. Based on DelDOT’s engineering review, the proposed speed limits are considered reasonable and safe.

The higher speed limits are expected to reduce the variance of vehicle speeds, are consistent with the design of the roadway and provide a transitional speed limit between the existing 55 mph limits along both state Route 1 and U.S. Route 13 south of Dover and the existing 65 mph limit along state Route 1 north of the Puncheon Run Connector.