- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Transportation is lowering the speed limit on a 10-mile stretch of U.S. 14 in the Bighorn Mountains after a speed study found most drivers were slowing down already.

The Sheridan Press reports (https://bit.ly/1hf6zuX ) that between Dayton and Burgess Junction, from mile post 70 to mile post 80, the speed limit will change from 65 mph to 40 mph.

WYDOT officials announced Wednesday that they conducted a speed study and found that the 85th percentile speed in this section of the mountain pass was 39 mph. A spokesman says the department tries to keep speed limits within 5 mph of the 85th percentile.

There are 36 curves coming off the face of the mountain during the 10-mile stretch.

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Information from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press, https://www.thesheridanpress.com/

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