MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — The 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.

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MnDOT says that the increase is expected to provide for better traffic flows between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, new 70 mph speed limit signs are being posted this week on interstates and highways in Wisconsin this week. The state Department of Transportation said Monday that crews will start installing about 470 updated speed limit signs on Tuesday.

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About 810 miles of Wisconsin interstates and highways will have speed limits increased to 70 mph from the current 65 mph. The Wisconsin DOT says drivers can start accelerating on designated roads once the signs are posted. All signs are expected to be in place Wednesday.

Gov. Scott Walker signed into law last month the measure that allows the DOT to decide which highways can post increased speeds.

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