Higher Speed Limits Expected on Two Toll Roads

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

North Texas Tollway Authority officials may raise the speed limits on the Dallas North Tollway and Bush Turnpike to match the speed most people are already driving.

Rick Herrington, NTTA deputy executive director, said the
maximum on most sections of the two roads would go to 70 mph. The
limit on the Dallas North Tollway from Trinity Mills Road toward
downtown would go from 55 mph to 65 mph.

Herrington tells The Dallas Morning News that a speed study that
is nearing completion shows 85 percent of motorists already drive
the higher speeds. And he says it is safer if everyone is going the
same speed.

The NTTA board is expected to consider the higher limits next
month. The higher speed limits would go into effect Sept. 1.

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