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Highway 95 limit increases to 70 mph for 15 miles north of Hayden

 A 15-mile stretch of U.S. 95 from north of Hayden to north of Athol will increase from 65 mph to 70 mph on Monday.

"The increase is appropriate for safety and traffic flow," said Ryan Hawkins, an Idaho Transportation Department traffic engineer. "However, speed limit signs cannot replace common sense. They are intended to supplement — not substitute for — the driver's judgment."

The change will be the result of ITD engineering and traffic studies and was approved by the Idaho Transportation Board in June. It was also discussed with city officials and local law enforcement, Hawkins said.

The change will be from milepost 437 to 452 in northern Kootenai County and southern Bonner County/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Courtesy photo via Coeur d'Alene Press)

DFO: This makes sense. Thoughts?



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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