Speed limit increases to 60 mph on three sections of Hwy 67
WILLMAR, Minn. – The speed limit for three sections of Highway 67 in southwest Minnesota will increase from 55 miles per hour to 60 miles per hour. The sections include:
- Highway 67 from U.S. Highway 75 to Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County
- Highway 67 from County Road 18 to Highway 19 in Yellow Medicine County
- Highway 67 from Redwood Falls to Morgan in Redwood County
The speed limit is effective when the new signs are posted, which may be as early as September 17, 2019, weather permitting.
Existing speed limits through urban areas will remain at their posted limits. Stop conditions or urban environments are used for the transition in speeds so that motorists will see a posted sign.
The increase is the result of a 2014 legislative mandate for MnDOT to study posted speed limits on all two-lane state highways and make recommendations for possible speed limit increases. The traffic and engineering study looked at past crash data, current driving speeds, and the physical attributes of the highway, such as shoulder widths and access points.
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