H. B. 2472
(By Delegates Staggers, Perry, Moore, Moye, Shott,
O'Neal, Phillips, L., Arvon, Ellington, Pino and Gearheart)
[Introduced February 15, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Roads and Transportation then the
A BILL to amend and reenact §17C-6-2 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to increasing the speed limit from
60 mph to 70 mph on a specific section of I-77 West Virginia
Turnpike, between the Chelyan exit, exit 85 in Kanawha County,
and the Mossy exit, exit 60 in Fayette County.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17C-6-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 6. SPEED RESTRICTIONS.
§17C-6-2. Establishment of state speed zones.
state road commissioner shall determine upon
Commissioner of Highways determines, on the basis of an engineering
and traffic investigation, that any a speed limit set forth in this
article is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the
conditions found to exist at any at an intersection or other place
or upon any on a part of a highway, said the commissioner may determine and declare a reasonable and safe speed limit thereat
which shall be effective at all times or during hours of daylight
or darkness or at such other times as may be determined. when as
determined. Appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected at
such shall be erected at the intersection or other place or part of
the highway at which time the change in speed limit is effective.
_______________Notwithstanding any other provision of this code,
limit on the section of I-77, also known as the West Virginia
Turnpike, between the Chelyan exit, exit 85 in Kanawha County, and
the Mossy exit, exit 60 in Fayette County, is 70 mph. This speed
limit does not apply in a construction zone, to trucks which are
otherwise limited or on the stretches of road immediately preceding
the toll plaza.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the speed limit
from 60 mph to 70 mph on the West Virginia Turnpike between the
Chelyan exit, exit 85 in Kanawha County, and the Mossy exit, exit
60 in Fayette County.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would