MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Do you have the need for speed? Well, you’re in luck!
In the next few weeks roughly 340 miles of highways in northern and western Minnesota will get higher speed limits, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.READ MORE: Cyclist Struck By Motorist Near Carver Dies From Injuries; Investigation Ongoing
MnDOT said two-lane highways in that area that are currently posted at 55 miles per hour will increase to 60 mph.
The increase comes as a result of a MnDOT study on speed limits.READ MORE: Reps. Omar, Ocasio-Cortez And Other Lawmakers Call On DHS To Drop Visa Sanctions Enacted By Trump
Over a five-year period MnDOT studied a number of two-lane highways in northern and western Minnesota and made recommendations on changes needed.
MnDOT said all the increases are based on traffic, crash rates, physical attributes of the highway and what speed drivers are already going.
Roughly 570 miles were evaluated in the 2014 study and only 340 were increased.MORE NEWS: 6 Tribes Sue Wisconsin In Attempt To Stop November Wolf Hunt
Minnesota has 7,000 miles of two-lane, two-way roads that will be studied over the next four years. The next study will look at 1,500 miles of that.