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ADOT implements pavement speed limit decals on SR 347

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PHOENIX — Drivers on State Route 347 in the southeast Valley will see the speed limit posted in a new way.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has placed large, white pavement decals to help improve safety, according to a press release Friday.

The markings were placed along SR 347 between Interstate 10 and Riggs Road.

Traffic engineers recommended the decals be placed where the speed limit decreases as drivers approach intersections.

The northbound lanes of SR 347 have the decals approaching the Maricopa Road intersection. Meanwhile, the southbound lanes have the decals near the Interstate 10/Queen Creek Road interchange.

The standard speed limit signs are still adjacent to where the decals were added.

According to the release, ADOT chose this section because more than half of crash reports cited speed as the factor in accidents in this area.

Pavement decals are also being tested in one location along SR 160 in northeastern Arizona.

The pavement markings could spread to other Phoenix-area highways in the future.

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