Raising the Limit

WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
WYDOT Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Beginning July 1, motorists in Wyoming will be able to legally drive up to 80 miles per hour on almost 500 miles of rural interstate highway in the state. During the past legislative session, State Legislators approved the speed limit increase and directed the Wyoming Department of Transportation to conduct a study of the three rural interstate routes to determine where a speed limit of 80 would be appropriate. WYDOT Region 4 Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell.

Holwell talks about the forthcoming changes on Interstate 90 in the northeast part of the state.

Holwell stated that there will be no change to the speed limit on I-90 from Buffalo to the Montana border. She also wanted to remind motorists that even though the law goes into effect July 1, the 75 miles per hour speed limit will continue to be enforced until WYDOT crews have all of the 80 miles per hour signs in place.

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