Pa. Turnpike to Raise Speed Limit

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will let drivers put the pedal to the medal next week, when they raise the speed limit on a 100-mile stretch of the toll road.

The speed limit will be raised from 65 mph to 70 mph on the Turnpike between the Blue Mountain Interchange (exit 201) and the Morgantown Interchange (exit 298) starting on Wednesday, July 23.

"Our studies have shown that the design of our system in this area can safely accommodate the higher speed limit," said Pa. Turnpike CEO Mark Compton.

State Police are reminding motorists to abide by the current speed limit and soon-to-be raised limit.

"Strict enforcement of the new 70 mph speed limit will be observed by our troopers," said Lt. Edward Murphy.

The Turnpike Commission is also reminding drivers to drive safely and sensibly.


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