4 Things To Know: 70 MPH, Gap Stores Shutter & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, June 16. They include a controversial civil rights worker stepping down, and the none-too-surprising final results of the NHL season.
Speed Limit Gets A Bump Between Woodbury & Wis. BorderThe stretch of Interstate 94 between the Interstate 494-Interstate 694 slip will be boosted to 70 miles per hour this week. The nine-mile stretch had been maxed out at 65 mph, but following the results of a speed study, the Minnesota Department of Transportation elected to bump the speed limit up.
New Law Drops Construction Site Speed LimitsRoad construction season is underway in Minnesota. For many drivers, work zones are nothing more than the obstacle that slows them down on the way to their destination. And this year, travelers are finding that passing through some work zones is taking longer than ever before.
Good Question: How Do They Set Speed Limits?Many Minnesotans will likely be heading to the cabin or lake this weekend. And as they drive, the speed limit will be 55 mph in some areas, 65 mph and maybe even 70 in others. Kevin Gutknecht is the communications director for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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Lawmakers Demand Higher Speed Limits On More MilesOn more of Minnesota's two-lane state highways, motorists could soon be free to drive above 55 — legally. As part of an expansive budget bill signed into law last week, state lawmakers nudged transportation officials to boost the speed limit to 60 miles per hour on lane miles where it can "reasonably and safely" be done.
Speed Limits Raised On Minn. Highways 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.
MnDOT Blesses Faster Travel On Some Minn. HighwaysThe 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.
Good Question: Who Sets The Speed Limits?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.