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Some Michigan Highways to See Speed Limit Increase on May 1

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Speed Limit 75About 1,500 miles of Michigan state highway will see a speed limit increase starting on May 1, according to clickondetroit.com.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says 900 miles will see an increase to 65 mph, and 600 miles will see an increase to 75 mph.

Public Act 445, passed by the state Legislature in 2016, tasked MDOT and Michigan State Police with increasing speed limits on some state highways and freeways based on the speed at or below which 85 percent of traffic is moving, and the results of engineering and safety studies.

The law requires these modified speed limits be in place before Jan. 5, 2018.

MDOT will begin posting new speed limits beginning May 1, starting with I-75, US-127 and US-131:

  • I-75: Bay City to US-23 in Mackinaw City
  • I-75: St. Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie
  • US-127: I-69 to the end of the freeway at St. Johns
  • US-127: Beginning of the freeway at Ithaca to I-75
  • US-131: M-57 to the end of the freeway north of Manton

The other corridors reviewed and selected for increased speed limits are:

Limited-access freeways:
  • I-69: I-69 Business Route (Saginaw Highway) to Swartz Creek
  • I-69: From the Genesee/Lapeer county line to I-94
  • US-10: M-115 to I-75
  • US-31: South Oceana County line to US-10
Non-freeways
  • US-2: Wakefield to Iron River
  • US-2: St. Ignace to Rapid River
  • US-23: East of Cheboygan to east of M-65
  • US-45: North of US-2 to M-26
  • M-28: East of Harvey to Christmas
  • M-28: Munising to I-75
  • M-28: Wakefield to US-41
  • M-32: Atlanta to Alpena
  • M-33: Atlanta to Onaway
  • M-37: Mesick to Wolf Lake
  • M-55: US-31 to Cadillac West
  • M-64: M-28 to Old M-107
  • M-65: US-23 to M-32 west junction
  • M-65: M-32 east junction to US-23
  • M-68: I-75 to US-23
  • M-72: Grayling to Mio
  • M-72: Fairview to M-65 north junction
  • M-72: M-65 south junction to Harrisville
  • M-77: US-2 to M-28
  • M-115: Benzonia to Mesick
  • M-123: I-75 to Paradise
  • M-231: M-45 to M-104

See a complete map of the speed limit increases here.

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