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Speeders beware
Fort Stewart drops speed limit on Hwys. 144, 119 on post
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Kevin M. Larson

Chief, Public Communications

Consolidated Public Affairs Office

894 William H. Wilson Ave., Bldg. 600B

Fort Stewart, GA 31314

Office 912.767.2479 DSN 870.2479

Fax 912.767.4951 DSN 870.4951


Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Public Affairs Office

894 William H. Wilson Ave., Bldg. 600B

Fort Stewart, Ga. 31314


Phone: (912) 767-7111/2479 DSN: 870-2479 Fax: (912)

Lead-footed drivers may want to look out when traveling on post.

The speed limit on the two Georgia highways that cross through Fort Stewart's training areas has been reduced to 45 m.p.h. the post announced Thursday.

The speed limit reduction affects Highway 144 from Glennville to Richmond Hill and Highway 119 from and to Pembroke. The post said the reduction in speed creates the safest conditions possible for 3rd Inf. Div. Soldiers currently training and for the drivers who use the highways. The speed limit reduction is within the Fort Stewart training area only.

Drivers using Hwys. 144 and 119 need to be acutely aware of the speed limit reduction and also increased traffic because of the training, Fort Stewart's Public Affairs Office said, asking drivers to give themselves more time to arrive at their destinations or use alternate routes until the exercises are completed.

Also according to Fort Stewart:

  • Tactical vehicles are required to maintain a 40 m.p.h. speed limit, so drivers should be prepared to adjust their speed accordingly.
  • Traffic along the highways will be heavier than normal until March 19 because of the training, according to Fort Stewart's PAO.
  • Some 2,000 wheeled vehicles will be using the roadways on a daily basis during the training. Drivers should be alert for both military and contractor vehicles moving in and out of training areas along the highways. Tracked and wheeled vehicles will be moving in and out of the training areas. Wheeled vehicles will be convoying to other locations on these same highways. Convoys will occur throughout the day, every day, until the end of the training.
  • All speed limit signs will be changed to read 45 m.p.h. Additional signs will be posted along the highways, alerting drivers to the increased traffic and ongoing training. Drivers should also watch for flashing amber lights on the road where vehicles may be crossing or stopped in the road waiting to cross. Extra caution should be taken during darkness, when fog is present or other limited visibility situations.




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