MANITOWOC (WKOW) -- The Assembly Committee on Transportation approved a measure to increase the speed limit to 70 miles an hour on Wisconsin freeways.
The Assembly is expected to take it up next week.
Its author, republican Representative Paul Tittl, says he expects it to pass with bi-partisan support.
"This bill isn't just about getting from one place to another more quickly. According to traffic safety experts, it could even help to make our highways safer," Tittl said.
The bill would raise the speed limit on nearly 800 miles of rural freeways and expressways that are part of the interstate highway system.
It also requires the DOT to prepare a report regarding the suitability of a 70 mph speed limit on freeways and expressways that are not interstate highways.
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