The Minnesota Department of Transportation is increasing speeds on 5,240 miles of state highways based on the recommendations of a five-year study released this week. The speeds will increase from 55 to 60 miles per hour.
Of the 7,000 miles studied, speed limits ultimately will be increased on 77 percent of rural, two-lane state highways, according to the final report. New speed limits go into effect once new speed limit signs are posted. Most of the signs posting the new speed limits are in place, with the rest expected to be up by spring 2019.
There are several major roads in northwest Minnesota that are included in the increase, including the much-anticipated increase on Highway 9. The roads with speed limit increases in northwest Minnesota and the state are listed below –
Highway 9 – From Crookston to Barnesville and continuing from Barnesville to New London.
THE MnDOT STUDY IS BELOW WITH ALL THE HIGHWAYS THEY HAVE STUDIED FOR THE LATEST SPEED LIMIT INCREASE.