Increased Speed Limit To Begin Next Week On Some Kentucky Roads

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

You'll soon be able to press the gas a little more on some Kentucky roads. Mountain News has learned that new 70 mile per hour speed limit signs will be going up starting next week.

A Kentucky law already went into effect days ago allowing for the speed limit to be raised to 70 miles per hour on some Kentucky roads and many say it's long overdue, but don't accelerate just yet. Transportation officials say the new law doesn't go into effect until they change the signs to 70 miles per hour next Tuesday and the only Eastern Kentucky roads that are getting a 70 mile per hour limit are the Mountain Parkway from Clark to Wolfe Counties and I-75 from south of Lexington down to the Tennessee line.

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers say along with the new speed limit comes less tolerance for going over so they're advice, don't push the limit.

To see a complete list of speed limit changes across the state, click the link below.

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