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COPY-Roads in northern, western Minnesota get speed limit boost

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 ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Lead-footed Minnesotans have a little more freedom on some of the state's highways.

The Department of Transportation has announced stretches of two lane highways in northern and western parts of the state will jump from 55 to 60 miles per hour.

Out of the 570 miles of highway evaluated in the past year, speed limits on about 340 miles of Minnesota's roads will go up.

This is all part of legislation that requires MnDOT to study things like crash rates, physical attributes, and how fast people are currently driving on all 55 mile per hour two-lane highways in the state.

MnDOT plans to evaluate another 1,500 miles in the next year.

The new speed limits will take effect as soon as signs are posted.


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