Speed Limits To Increase Across Kentucky Next Week

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A state official say the speed limit on most rural interstate highways and parkways will increase to 70 miles-per-hour next week.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Miranda Thacker says
the new speed limit will take effect after signs are posted, and they plan to do them all in one day.

The General Assembly approved the higher speed limit in March, but delayed its implementation until highway engineers completed studies to identify stretches where increased speeds would be safe.

The speed limit won't increase on urban stretches of interstate highways.

Thacker says 496 speed limit signs will be changed.

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