“Car drivers may soon be able to zip around Idaho roads more quickly…leaving trucks in their dust,” the Idaho Department of Transportation said in a press release.
Beginning July 1, speed limits on select Idaho highway and interstates will increase to 80 mph.
“For the majority of interstates 15, 84, and 86, the speed limit will increase to 80 mph for vehicle traffic and 70 mph for trucks. The speed limit in the urban areas of the Treasure Valley, between Caldwell and east Boise, as well as through Pocatello and Idaho Falls, will remain at 65 mph,” Idaho Department of Transportation states. “There are no changes to the 65-mph speed limit on Interstate 90 through northern Idaho at this time.”
Crews are working to install the new speed limit signs. The increased speed limits will not be in place until the signs have been installed. Some areas may not have the new speed limit signs until July 2.
“Drivers are reminded that the speed limit does not take effect until the signs are posted on each section of roadway. The 75-mph speed limit signs remain enforceable until replaced. The 80-mph speed limit will be legally enforceable immediately upon posting,” Idaho DOT states.