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Roadgeekteen:

--- Quote from: 3467 on May 25, 2020, 06:41:35 PM ---What are your 2 lane and 4 lane expressway speeds?

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I think 65 for 2 lane and 70 for 4 lane, with 75 on interstates.

M86:
I remember reading that NDDOT said the cost were too high to reconstruct parts of the interstate/ramps/etc to handle 80 mph. Off the top of my head, I can't think anything that would require reconstruction to accommodate a higher speed. I mean, ND has a 3-stack flyover ramp in Fargo. They got rid of the I-190 one in Rapid City years ago.

SD did do a speed limit increase in a heartbeat, along with a gas tax increase (the same bill in the legislature). Funny how that works out.
 
80 is a tad to high for me, and I've noticed a lot of people in SD still doing 75.

I hate ND speed limits. Every single town, on a state/US highway, they will lower you from 65 to 45 to 25, and I don't want to go 25 through some of these towns. That's literally crawling.

Roadgeekteen:

--- Quote from: M86 on August 01, 2020, 02:17:00 AM ---I remember reading that NDDOT said the cost were too high to reconstruct parts of the interstate/ramps/etc to handle 80 mph. Off the top of my head, I can't think anything that would require reconstruction to accommodate a higher speed. I mean, ND has a 3-stack flyover ramp in Fargo. They got rid of the I-190 one in Rapid City years ago.

SD did do a speed limit increase in a heartbeat, along with a gas tax increase (the same bill in the legislature). Funny how that works out.
 
80 is a tad to high for me, and I've noticed a lot of people in SD still doing 75.

I hate ND speed limits. Every single town, on a state/US highway, they will lower you from 65 to 45 to 25, and I don't want to go 25 through some of these towns. That's literally crawling.

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80 isn't that high. Tons of people go 80 in much more densely populated Massachusetts.

Revive 755:
^ Or in most of the other Midwest states that are only posted at 70.  Even some of the work zones around Chicago posted at 45 have 80+ mph traffic (when traffic is actually moving).

I haven't driven in North Dakota, but Iowa seems similar with the speed limit stepping down from 55 to an intermediate level (35 seems common), then down to 25 for many towns.  It's one thing if the road squeezes through a business district with on-street parking, but some of the 25 mph sections seem to drag on.

M86:
Agreed, 80 isn't that high, it's just personal preference and habit, I guess.

I've driven in plenty of metros in the Midwest and the South, and always keep up with traffic. Not sure I've ever encountered all traffic going 80 in a dense metro area, maybe that's a regional thing? I was just in the Twin Cities and people were generally going 10 over the speed limit, which varied from 55 to 65.

And I cringe thinking about 80 through a 45 mph work zone area. That is how workers are killed.

South Dakota has some interesting signs that say 'Highway Workers, Give 'Em A Brake' with a construction worker image that are scattered about. in the winter season, they'll change to 'Snow Plows, Give 'Em A Brake' with an image of a snow plow. I'll have to try and get a pic of one of them sometime. They're pretty unique.

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