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Utah boosts rural interstate speed limit up to 80 mph

For travelers on I-84 heading east toward Oregon, Idaho can feel like the speediest state around, with its 75 mph speed limit on the freeway. But as soon as motorists hit the Oregon line, they drop back down to a 65 mph limit. Now, Utah is taking it up a notch: That state passed a new law this year raising speed limits on rural stretches of interstate to 80 mph, after a Utah Department of Transportation study showed fewer crashes at the higher speed. Signs are going up this week with the new limits. Among the new, speedier stretches: Interstate 15 from north of Brigham City to the Idaho border in northern Utah; Interstate 80 from the Nevada border to Utah Route 36 in eastern Utah; and I-15 between Santaquin and North Leeds in central-southern Utah. Click below for a full report from the AP in Salt Lake City. 

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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