- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State senators have advanced a bill that would increase the speed limit to 70 mph on some Wyoming highways.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1tiydcJ ) the Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs committee advanced the bill Monday by a 3-2 vote. The bill would allow the Wyoming Department of Transportation to raise speed limits on the state highways it deems safe for faster travel.

But some transportation officials warn there could be unintended costs from raising the limits.

Delbert McOmie, WYDOT’s chief engineer, says the state would have to consider different design plans to account for higher speeds when rebuilding the roadways.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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