New speed limit coming to portion of Route 263 in Shenandoah County

VDOT Staunton District

Two road sides - Route 263 and Speed Limit 45
Route 263 - Speed Limit 45

STAUNTON — A new speed limit of 45 miles per hour will become effective on Route 263 (Orkney Grade) in the vicinity of Route 614 (South Middle Road) in Shenandoah County.  This location is west of the Town of Mount Jackson.

On its east side the new 45 mile per hour speed zone adjoins the existing 35 mile per hour speed zone just west of the Town of Mount Jackson. The western edge of the 45 mile per hour speed zone ends 0.1 mile west of Route 614, where the speed limit increases to 55 miles per hour.

The two adjacent speed zones will work to improve safety and reduce crashes by limiting sudden changes in vehicle speeds in this area along with speed enforcement. 

The new speed limit signs will be installed during the week of June 19. These signs will remain covered until Wednesday, June 28. Once uncovered the new speed limit goes into effect. 

All work is weather permitting.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Obtain traffic alerts and traveler information by dialing 511 or visiting For other assistance, call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.

The VDOT Staunton District is on Facebook and Twitter. Follow VDOT statewide accounts on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. The VDOT web page is

Last updated: July 19, 2024

Alert Icon

Please note that this file is not ADA compliant. Choose one of below options: