Oregon speed limits set to increase March 1st

Oregon speed limits set to increase March 1st
Posted at 12:29 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 14:29:32-05

Frequent travelers from the Gem State to the Beaver State will be able to go a bit faster than ever before as speed limits are set to increase starting March 1st.

Oregon House Bill 3402 was passed in 2015 and allows for passenger cars to travel at 70 mph and trucks to travel at 65 mph on I-84 from the Idaho border to The Dalles. The increased speed limit also applies for U.S. 95 from the Nevada border to the Idaho border.

In addition, sections of eight other highways will have speed limits increased to 65 mph for passenger vehicles and 60 mph for trucks. These include portions of U.S. 20, U.S. 26, U.S. 97, U.S. 197, U.S. 395, OR 31, OR 78, and OR 205.

The current speed limit on I-84 for passenger vehicles in 65 MPH and 55 MPH for commercial trucks.  No speed limits are scheduled to increase west of the Cascade Mountain Range.



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