LANSING (AP) – Speed limits could increase on some rural highways and expressways under legislation approved by a Michigan legislative committee.
Legislation moved from committee to the House floor Tuesday would allow about 600 miles of rural highway to go from 70 to 75 mph as soon as next year.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region
Rep. Bradford Jacobsen, a Republican from Oxford, says about 900 miles of roadway could jump from 55 to 60 mph, while speed limits on some sections of expressways could climb to 80 mph.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
Only certain freeways could jump to 80, such as a section of Interstate 75 north of Bay City, or certain parts of I-69 between Flint and Lansing.
Jacobsen says part of U.S. 127 north of St. John’s might also be eligible.MORE NEWS: Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
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