70 MPH Speed Limits Coming to PA

Sammy Hagar will feel great in the Keystone State.

PennLive reports that higher speed limits are coming to some state highways this summer:

When Gov. Tom Corbett signed the transportation funding bill last fall, he authorized boosting the maximum speed limit to 70 mph on certain highways, where it seems feasible and safe.


Pennsylvania Turnpike spokeswoman Renee Colburn said the higher speed limit likely will appear initially only on short stretches of the turnpike.

"Right now, we're still working with PennDOT," she said. "We're not ready to say exact locations yet."

The highest speed limit on Pennsylvania highways has been 65 mph since 1995, when Congress repealed the 55 mph limit.

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  • Earl J

    Finally he has done something of value to me.

  • Bippity Boppity

    On a recent drive from PA to TN and back I noticed nearly every state through which I passed had 70 MPH limits on at least some of their highways. This will be a nice improvement.

  • Turk502

    Anything that’ll get me through Pennsyltucky quicker is a good thing.

  • Cheez_Whiz

    You can experience the clickety-clack, clickety-clack, BAM! road vibrations and potholes a bit faster now as some hothead follows two feet from your bumper.