The board of directors of North Texas Tollway have confirmed a continuation of 70mph as the posted speed limit on the eastern extension of the President George Bush Turnpike (Tx78 in Garland to I-30 in Rowlett.)
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.
In the spring the Ohio Turnpike Commission raised their general posted maximum 65mph, 105km/hr to 70mph, 113km/hr. Based on actual speed measurements before and after by the Ohio State Highway Patrol the higher speed limits have brought a slightly larger number of motorists into compliance with the speed laws.
The Ohio Turnpike Commission voted today four to one at their monthly meeting to raise their speed limit from 65mph to 70mph (105km/hr to 113km/hr). Argument for the rise was that the Turnpike is an unusually safe road and 70mph is safe. Its longer sight distances, gentle curves and gradients plus good maintenance are cited.