Traveling across parts of Minnesota just got a little faster. The Department of Transportation raised the speed limit from 55 to 60 Tuesday on 730-miles of road around the state.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says it’s raising the posted speed limit from 55 miles per hour to 60 along three highways in greater Minnesota. New signs reflecting the higher limits began going up on Monday.
Speed limits have been around in Minnesota since 1881. Back then, a streetcar in Duluth couldn’t go above 6 miles per hour. It wasn’t until 1937 the state statutes as we know them today are written.