Frankfort, KY – A proposal to raise the state's non-urban speed limit to 70 mph has sped through the state senate.
Some members of the senate transportation committee had concerns Wednesday but voted 11-0 in favor of the higher limit, which would apply to rural sections of interstate highways and parkways. The current speed limit is 65.
The bill also would allow the transportation cabinet to raise the maximum speed limit on other four lane roads from 55 mph to 65. To become law, the bill must pass the senate and house.
It has the support of Governor Fletcher.