I-25 speed limit to be raised north of Albuquerque

Created: 05/10/2014 11:31 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The speed limit along Interstate 25 between Albuquerque and Bernalillo will soon be raised.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation says the new 75 mph limit will take effect Monday as crews begin installing new signs along the busy corridor. The current speed limit is 70 mph.

Transportation officials say an engineering survey and traffic investigation determined the speed limit could be safely increased to 75 mph.

The survey and investigation looked at numerous factors that included traffic volume, lane and shoulder widths, pavement surface and sight distance. The studies also found that 85 percent of motorists on this stretch of road drive about 77 mph.

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