Thursday, October 28, 2021
Oct. 28, 2021

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New speed limits on some Oregon highways to go up Tuesday


BEND, Ore. — Speed limits on some areas of Oregon are set to increase on Tuesday.

The Bulletin reports that the Oregon Department of Transportation is working to install new signs on U.S. Highway 97, U.S. Highway 20 and state Highway 31 before the change takes effect. The speed limit will also increase on parts of Interstate 84, U.S. 95 and OR 78.

The speed limit will increase to 65 mph in some areas and to 70 mph in some major highways in eastern Oregon.

The Legislature set aside $735,000 to cover the costs of changing the 275 signs on hundreds of rural highway miles.