- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Drivers in Wyoming can now go a little faster along hundreds of miles of highways as new 70 mph signs get installed across the state.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1YuFcx2 ) the Wyoming Department of Transportation posted new signs on U.S. Highway 20/26 from Shoshoni to Casper on Monday. Signs were installed along U.S. 287/Wyoming 789 from Muddy Gap to Rawlins Junction on Tuesday.

Transportation spokesman Cody Beers says the agency is looking to implement the new speed limit on roughly 1,500 miles of highway by the end of April. Another 1,000 miles are expected to have speed increases in May.

The change comes after legislators approved a speed increase on roads previously marked 65 mph.

The 65 mph speed limits remain in effect until the new signs have been installed.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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