Recent accidents along I-470 near the Bethlehem Exit
ramp (Exit 2) prompted the West Virginia Division of Highways to conduct a
traffic study in the area on October 25, 2016.
devices were placed along I-470 at the westbound on ramp, the westbound slow
lane, and the westbound fast lane. Here are the results for each area:
|Area of Study
||# of Vehicles
||% Over 55 MPH Speed Limit
These results clearly show that
speeding is an issue along this section of I-470. The WVDOH will be providing
highways safety funds to the Bethlehem Police Department, Ohio County Sheriff’s
Office, West Virginia State Police, and Wheeling Police Department to increase
speeding enforcement on this section of the interstate.
The traveling public is reminded to
obey the posted speed limit of 55 MPH, and adjust speeds during inclement