The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state highways.
A 35 mph speed limit is now in effect on unpaved roads across Virginia.
Maryland’s House of Delegates has passed a measure allowing 70-mph speed limits on expressways and interstate highways, but the bill apparently won’t receive a Senate vote.
The House has unanimously passed a measure to raise the maximum highway speed limit from 65 mph to 70.
The speed limit is going up on the Capital Beltway’s Express Lanes in northern Virginia.
Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is raising the speed limits on several major commuter routes. Gray announced he would raise the speed limits after a study with automated speed cameras showed the speed limits could be increased without impacting safety.