Up to speed: More 60 mph zones coming to west-central Minnesota


In just five days, drivers can open up the throttle (a little) on three west-central Minnesota highways.

Minnesota Department of Transportation crews will be putting up new speed limit signs in five counties, raising the speed limit from 55 mph to 60, KFGO reports.

According to the station, the affected roads are Highway 10 (between Bluffton and Wadena), Highway 87 (between Frazee and Menagha) and Highway 210 (from Highway 75 in Breckenridge extending to the Hewitt area).

The work to replace the old signs begins on Oct. 5.

The relaxed speed limits come amid a five-year study the legislature mandated MnDOT to begin last year, Valley News Live says. The focus of the study is the state's two-lane highways with 55 mph zones.

October's speed limit change is just the latest in a series of such increases in Minnesota, including one that affected about 340 miles of highway back in February.

And more are possible, as MnDOT continues its study into whether the state's 1,500 miles of two-lane highways can handle faster speed zones.

Valley News Lives says the agency will present the findings of its work to lawmakers "annually for the next four years."

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