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March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming No Comments
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(CHEYENNE)  The Wyoming State Legislature has passed the bill raising the speed limit on some sections of interstate in the state to 80 miles an hour.  The Senate voted 24-6 to approve the bill which now goes to Governor Matt Mead for his signature to become law.  Under the new lawthe Wyoming Department of Transportation has the authority to raise the limit from 75 to 80 mph on certain portions of the interstates after WYDOT finishes a study that finds doing so would be “reasonable and safe.” But don’t think the changes will save a lot of driving time.  Increasing from 75 to 80 miles an hour will save a grand total of 2½ minutes over 50 miles.

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