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Mon., June 23, 2014, 11:20 a.m.

Southern Idaho Preps For 80 MPH

Idaho drivers will see the first change to interstate speed limits in nearly two decades beginning July 1 with an increase on most rural stretches of interstate across Southern Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. For the majority of interstates 15, 84, and 86, the speed limit will increase to 80 mph for vehicle traffic and 70 mph for trucks. The speed limit in the urban areas of the Treasure Valley, between Caldwell and east Boise, as well as through Pocatello and Idaho Falls, will remain at 65 mph. State forces will work to implement the speed changes on all sections of interstate throughout the day July 1. Some areas of interstate could be delayed until July 2, depending on the pace of work or other impacts such as weather. There are no changes to the 65-mph speed limit on Interstate 90 through northern Idaho at this time/Idaho Department of Transportation. More here.

Question: Would you like to see speeds on I-90 raised to 80 mph, too?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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