WI Senate Committee OKs 70 mph Speed Limit Bill

Committee Approves Bill to Increase Speed Limit in WI

The Wisconsin Senate’s transportation committee has approved a bill that would clear the way for a 70 mph speed limit.

Under the bill, the state Department of Transportation would decide where to raise the limit from 65 mph to 70 mph.

Republicans amended the measure this week to prohibit the agency from raising the limit on four-lane roads with at-grade access.

The committee approved the proposal unanimously Thursday, setting the stage for a Senate vote.

If the bill passes that house it would go to the Assembly.

That chamber passed the bill in March but legislators have since added the at-grade prohibition.

Both houses must pass an identical bill before it can go to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.  

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