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Author Topic: Which remaing Northeast 65 state is most likely to raise their speed limit.  (Read 14986 times)

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Re: Which remaing Northeast 65 state is most likely to raise their speed limit.
« Reply #175 on: October 29, 2018, 09:20:54 AM »

You're forgetting MA 49.
Already mentioned; see Reply #161.
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Re: Best Maximum Speed Limit for Northeastern States
« Reply #176 on: January 17, 2019, 09:50:39 AM »

The default in PA should be 70, but there's definitely several straight stretches that could be 75, at least with some reconstruction to modern standards (e.g. I-78 between I-81 and US 22).
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Re: Best Maximum Speed Limit for Northeastern States
« Reply #177 on: January 17, 2019, 12:00:11 PM »

I can see 70 MPH in Southeast Massachusetts on I-495 and I-195, but I think that Route 3 and Route 24 would need major safety and windening overhauls, people drive like maniacs on those roads.
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Re: Which remaing Northeast 65 state is most likely to raise their speed limit.
« Reply #178 on: January 17, 2019, 11:45:16 PM »

Parts of upstate NY should be next to raise their speed limit to 70. I-84 in CT and maybe part of MA should also raise their speed limits since this road is mainly rural until you reach cities like Waterbury and Hartford.
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Re: Best Maximum Speed Limit for Northeastern States
« Reply #179 on: January 18, 2019, 08:34:10 AM »

I can see 70 MPH in Southeast Massachusetts on I-495 and I-195, but I think that Route 3 and Route 24 would need major safety and windening overhauls, people drive like maniacs on those roads.
24 is already 65 and people drive 70 already.
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Re: Which remaing Northeast 65 state is most likely to raise their speed limit.
« Reply #180 on: January 19, 2019, 02:03:08 AM »

For NJ Interstate highways that can go 75-80 mph are...

What about I-80 from Exit 4 through I-287?  That road goes through a metric crapton of Absolutely NothingTM.
A lot of curvature in there - the design speed may actually be no greater than 70 mph in many stretches. BTW, from NJ 15 (exit 34) through I-287, it is not going through nothing by any stretch of the imagination.
In terms of 75 mph, I'd start with NJ Turnpike, GSP Express Lanes, I-80 Express Lanes, western I-78, and I-195.
Correct Steve it's actually curvy from exits 19-25 since I've driven on that stretch of I-80 Bayshore Fwy ZH Confair HWY Bergen-Passaic Expressway and for I-78 western segment, you might be referring to PA border to Bernards Township Exit 33 CR-525 to I-287 US-22.
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Re: Best Maximum Speed Limit for Northeastern States
« Reply #181 on: March 28, 2019, 04:55:26 PM »

I can see 70 MPH in Southeast Massachusetts on I-495 and I-195, but I think that Route 3 and Route 24 would need major safety and windening overhauls, people drive like maniacs on those roads.
24 is already 65 and people drive 70 already.
I-495 can definitely go 70 or even 75, maybe stay 65 or up to 70 south of MA 24.
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Welp, Massachusetts is considering raising the speed limit to 70 mph from 65 mph...

http://www.landlinemag.com/story.aspx?storyid=74033#.XK15NJhKhPY
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 01:04:10 AM by Great Lakes Roads »
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Massachusetts is considering raising the speed limit to 70 mph from 65 mph...

http://www.landlinemag.com/story.aspx?storyid=74033#.XK15NJhKhPY
Not to be a Doubting-Thomas on this one but I'll believe it when I see it.  If such were to become reality; it'll be the highest speed limit ever posted in the Bay State.
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