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Sections of Wyoming highways to see speed limit increase later this month; US-85, WYO-130, and WYO-120

Sections of Wyoming highways to see speed limit increase later this month; US-85, WYO-130, and WYO-120

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced today that the speed limit on sections of US-85, WYO-130 and WYO-120 will increase to 70 mph later this month. Parts of US-85 north of Cheyenne to Newcastle will be posted with the 70 mph limit, while sections of the highway adjacent to communities will retain their current speed limit and WYO-130 from I-80 south to Saratoga, and WYO-120 about 18 miles north of Cody to the Montana border also be seeing the higher limit. It's expected to take one day to change all speed limit signs, WYDOT will notify the public when the new limit is in effect. “Before any speed limit can be changed, state law requires that a comprehensive engineering study and traffic investigation must be completed,” WYDOT Chief Engineer Gregg Fredrick said. “That study for these three highways found it safe and reasonable to increase the limit to 70 mph on these sections.” WYDOT will monitor speeds, crashes and traffic flows on the highways and re-evaluate the speed limit increase annually. Feature photo: Famartin/Pitchengine Communities #shortgo #news #wydot