Texas Department of Transportation has approved a proposal
75mph speed limit signs should be appearing in early August on the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's 183A tollroad that leads to the suburbs in the northwest of Austin TX - Cedar Park and Leander.
A new state law allows higher speeds on modern expressway standard highways like 183A. The authority says a speed study determined 75mph as the appropriate speed limit. It was previously 70mph.
A bill to allow the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to post 70mph speed limits (HB2119) has passed the House Transportation Committee and now goes to the full state House. Sponsored by Rep Joseph Preston (Dem Allegheny) the bill keeps maximum speeds on state freeways at 65mph.
The existing 65mph maximum on the Turnpike was set in 1995.
Maryland spends $2.5 billion, builds beautiful ICC highway with 75mph design speed, posts it for 55mph (IDIOCY)By Peter Samuel on February 15, 2012
Only politicians could be so stupid. They build a beautiful new highway with $2.5 billion.
The Inter County Connector, Maryland State Highway 200, MD200.
It has a design speed of 75mph, but they post it with signs for 55mph!
And 50mph in places. (see below)
Driving at the posted speed limits you're an obstacle on the road.
Despite scaremongering about an increase in the speed limit to 70mph in the spring of 2011 the Ohio Turnpike remained one of the safest roads in the region and fatalities for the year at six continued a downward trend. The fatality number hasn't been this low in any year since the Turnpike opened.
In the Denver Colorado area the E-470 Public Highway Authority are raising their posted maximum speeds to 75mph from the present 70mph (to 121km/hr from 113km/hr) taking the posted number somewhat closer to actual traffic speeds. On about two-thirds of the highway 85% of the traffic is at present traveling at 78mph, 126km/hr or less (orange on maps).
A 70mph maximum speed limit went into effect today on the Ohio Turnpike, replacing a 65mph limit. The decision made by the Turnpike Commission last December is aimed at allowing faster travel, attracting traffic off parallel rural surface roads like OH2 and US20, improving safety, and boosting toll revenues.
Kansas Turnpike president /CEO Michael L Johnston says "No way" to the proposal for toll rates to be graduated according to speed: "We're in the service business, not in law enforcement. End of story."