Speed limits on area highways 65 mph

Thanks to the passage of LB 1009 this past session of the Legislature, speed limits on two-lane highways in Nebraska increased to 65 mph Thursday, July 19.

Crews from the Nebraska Department of Transportation have completed the installation of new signage throughout the area, raising speed limits to 65 mph.

Area highways with the new speed limit include: 

• Highway 61 from Ogallala to Benkelman

• Highway 23 east from the Colorado state line to the Highway. 23-83 junction north of North Platte 

• Highway 25 from Trenton north to I-80 exchange at Sutherland

• Highway 6 from the Colorado state line to the Highway 6-34 junction west of Culbertson.

The higher speed limits do not apply through communities with reduced speed limits.

District 7 Operations and Maintenance Manager Kelly Doyle said that basically all highways in District 7 are now at 65 mph. 

He indicated the portion of Highway 23 east of Grant that has been milled will likely receive a 1-1.5 inch overlayment of pavement later this summer. 

In addition, he said they plan to mill Highway 23 west from Grant to the state line later this year. That will improve the condition of that stretch of highway, he noted. Some areas along that stretch may also receive some overlayment. 

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