Idaho Will Delay Interstate Speed Increase
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Idaho drivers will have to wait a while longer to speed up on the interstate. The plan to increase the speed limit has been pushed back.
Idaho Transportation Department announced Friday that it will review the proposed increase of 80 mph on interstate 84, 86, and 15. The Idaho Transportation Board will meet in Coeur d’Alene on July 11th to review data collected by ITD. “This will allow a thoughtful and inclusive review, ensuring safety,” explained ITD Chief Operations Officer Jim Carpenter.
The Idaho Legislature voted earlier this year to up the speed limit on Idaho’s interstates from 75 mph to 80 mph for cars and 65 mph to 70 mph for heavy trucks. ITD had planned to change the speed limit beginning July 1st.