WI Senate Approves Speed Limit Change

Senate Approves Raising WI Speed Limit to 70 mph

The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin transportation officials to raise the speed limit on some roads to 70 mph.

The bill would permit the Department of Transportation officials to raise the limit to 70 mph on roads they deem fit.

The proposal would prohibit DOT from going to 70 on four-lane roads with at-grade access, however.

The Senate passed the measure on a voice vote on Wednesday.

It goes next to the state Assembly.

That chamber passed the bill in March before legislators added the at-grade prohibition.

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

A Walker spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to an email inquiring about whether the governor supports the measureĀ 

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