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The maximum speed limit on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge is about to change.

Now that construction has ended on the Wilson bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation officials say it's time to restore the maximum speed limit on that span back to 55 miles per hour.

Speed limits were reduced as a safety measure back in 2005 as construction was under way.

Since July 2008, V-DOT has been using a high-tech traffic system to implement variable speed limits. That pilot program was expanded to full-time use in May and is expected to continue as speed limits return to 55 .

VDOT officials have not said exactly when the speed limit will return to 55, but the variable speed limits are slated to end in 2010.

Elliott Francis reports...

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