ITD Puts Brakes On Speed Limit Increase
Idaho Transportation Department Officials say they need more time to review an increase in interstate speed limits before they go into effect July 1st.
Speed limits were set to go up to 80 miles per hour on rural sections of I-84, I-86 and I-15 after the Idaho Legislature passed a bill to raise the limits during this year's session.
ITD is saying the speed increase will not happen yet. Researchers have conducted speed studies, crash analysis and engineering reviews, which will be presented to the department July 11 in Coeur d'Alene.
ITD did not specify what comments it received that led officials to reconsider, saying only that they need more time to review.