WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Beginning Tuesday, you may drive a little faster on some D.C. roadways.
In an emergency ruling, Mayor Vincent Gray asked the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to raise the speed limit on four major roadways shown above.
DDOT evaluated the roadways and found that the speed limits could be safely altered.
"Residents have asked us to reconsider the posted maximums in these areas and we're confident these changes can be made without compromising safety," Mayor Gray said.
The changes on New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road, North Capitol Street and Canal Road go into effect on 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
DDOT hopes to complete a "comprehensive review" of all District speed limits by Oct. 1, 2014.