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.

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.

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.

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.

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