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PennDOT raises speed limit on 2 interstates

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 08 2014 10:00:46 AM CDT
70 mph speed limit sign Pennsylvania Turnpike

Chad Blimline/69 News

PennDOT has raised the speed limit on two highways, starting Monday.

Motorists will then be able to go a maximum of 70 mph on two interstates as crews begin changing out signs.

The increased speed limit is part of a pilot program by PennDOT.

The 70 mph max speed will be in effect for the following areas:

* Interstate 80 from Exit 101 (DuBois) in Clearfield County to mile marker 189 in Clinton County (88-mile stretch) and
* Interstate 380 from Interstate 84 to north of Exit 8 (Tobyhanna exchange) in Monroe County (16 miles)

PennDOT will use data collected from the pilot locations while evaluating other 65-mph road sections for bumping up to the 70 mph speed limit in the spring or summer of 2015.

The speed limit increased from 65 to 70 mph as of July 22 on a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276) from Blue Mountain (Interchange 201) to Morgantown (Interchange 298).