MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The speed limit will be going up soon on more than 700 miles of rural stretches of interstate in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation released details Wednesday of the first places around the state where the speed limit will jump from 65 mph to 70 mph. The announcement came shortly after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that allowed for the speed limit increase.
The department said it was still reviewing which segments of multi-lane highways that are not interstates where the speed limit will go up.
The 726 miles of interstates where the speed limit will be 70 mph once the new signs are posted are:
— I-94 from the Illinois state line to Milwaukee County line.
— I-94 from I-39/90 in Dane County to Wisconsin 164 in Waukesha County.
— I-39/90 from the Illinois state line to U.S. 12 in Dane County.
— I-39/90/94 from U.S. 151 in Dane County to the I-39 split in Columbia County.
— I-39 from the I-90/94 split in Columbia County to Wisconsin 54 in Portage County.
— I-39 from Wisconsin 66 in Portage County to U.S. 51 in Marathon County.
— I-90/94 from I-39/90/94 in Columbia County to I-90 in Monroe County.
— I-90 from I-94 in Monroe County to U.S. 53 in La Crosse County.
— I-94 from I-90 in Monroe County to U.S. 53 in Eau Claire County.
— I-94 from Wisconsin 312 in Eau Claire County to Wisconsin 35 in St. Croix County.
— I-43 from County T in Ozaukee County to Wisconsin 29 in Brown County.
— I-43 from I-39 in Rock County to Wisconsin 164 in Waukesha County.
— I-41 from the southern Washington County line to Wisconsin 441 in Winnebago County.
— I-41 from Wisconsin 441 in Outagamie County to Wisconsin 172 in Brown County.