West Virginia Speed Limits – National Speed Limits in West Virginia

In West Virginia the maximum speed limit on most rural Interstates is 70 mph (113 km/h). Urban Interstate speed limits generally vary from 55 mph (89 km/h) to 65 mph (105 km/h). Sections of I-64 and I-68 have lower truck speed limits because of steep grades; otherwise, West Virginia does not post separate truck speed limits. The West Virginia Turnpike between Chelyan and Mahan has a 60 mph (97 km/h) speed limit because of sharp curves.

Speed limits on four-lane divided highways are normally 65 mph (105 km/h) although some stretches within cities are posted as low as 50 mph (80 km/h). Open country highways have a statutory limit of 55 mph (89 km/h), which includes most rural two-lane highways and even includes some one-lane back country roads or any road without a posted speed limit. Cities and towns set their own speed limits, which are usually between 25 mph (40 km/h) and 55 mph (89 km/h).

School zones have a statutory speed limit of 15 mph (24 km/h). Speed limits are commonly reduced by 15 mph (24 km/h) in work zones.