You might want to glance one more time at the speedometer.  The posted speed limit on seven different highways in Minnesota are set to be raised from their current 55 to 60 mph.  As is always the case in these situations, the speed limit will take effect when the signs get switched.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the following routes will see the new limits as soon as possible:

  • Highway 34 from Detroit Lakes to Park Rapids
  • Highway 64 - from Highway 200 to Highway 87
  • Highway 172 - from Baudette to wheeler's Point
  • Highway 310 - from Roseau to Canadian Border
  • Highway 9 - from Highway 10 to Sunburg
  • Highway 28 - from Browns Valley to Sauk Centre
  • Highway 34 - from Barnsville to Dunvilla

MNDOT officials are implementing the new speed limits after studying traffic patters, crash rates, and surveys of current speeds being traveled on the roadways.