MADISON (WKOW) – The state Assembly is set to pass a bill this week that would raise the speed limit on Wisconsin's interstates.
The proposed measure would increase the current speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on the interstates. It would also require state transportation officials to submit a study on the feasibility of raising the limit to 70 on other four-lane highways within a year.
An earlier version of the bill included a list of about two dozen segments of road where the limit would go to 70 mph. The proposal's author, Rep. Paul Tittl, a Manitowoc Republican, revised the language within the bill and removed the list to make things simpler.
The Assembly will vote on the bill Tuesday afternoon. If it is approved, the bill will head to the Senate.
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