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WYDOT studies impact of raising some highway speed limits to 70 mph


CHEYENNE, Wyoming — The Wyoming Department of Transportation is considering raising the speed limit along more than 2,000 miles of the state's non-interstate highway system.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1HCyaxk) that WYDOT recently finished the first phase of a study to find which roadways could be eligible for a new state law that allows speed limits on non-interstate highways to be raised to 70 mph.

The report found that more than 2,300 miles of the 6,400-mile system warrant additional study.

A WYDOT spokesman says highways will stick to 65 mph for a while, as the study will take years to complete.

Officials will present the first phase of its study to the Legislature's Joint Transportation, Highway and Military Affairs Interim Committee on Thursday.

Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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