Speed limit increase on Idaho's interstates delayed for review
The planned increase in interstate speed limits on rural sections of I-84, I-86 and I-15 will be delayed as the Idaho Transportation Department reviews input expressed since the announcement early this week of a change to 80 mph.
The department has completed the review of speed studies, crash analysis and engineering review, and will present this to the Idaho Transportation Board in Coeur d’Alene July 11.
The increased speed limit, approved by the Idaho Legislature during the 2014 session, increases the maximum speed limits on interstate highways to 80 mph for vehicles and 70 mph for trucks as deemed appropriate by ITD. The department continues to study I-90 for potential increases.
The law was signed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter March 18.
“This will allow a thoughtful and inclusive review, ensuring safety,” explained ITD Chief Operations Officer Jim Carpenter.