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US 82 Speed Limit Bumped To 75 MPH

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The speed limit on US 82 east of Henrietta will increase to 75 MPH Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

US 82 (in Clay, Montague, and Cooke Counties ) between Henrietta and Lindsay will change from 70 to 75 MPH. The speed will decrease through the city of Ringgold, Nocona, and Muenster.

TxDOT sign crews will be changing the signs Wednesday, March 6th weather permitting.  It will be rescheduled if needed.  

A law went into effect September 1, 2011 allowing roads that were signed 70 MPH to be considered for an increase to 75 MPH.  After a series of traffic and speed studies, it was determined that many State and US highways in the Wichita District of TxDOT should be converted. The Texas Transportation Commission approved the speed limit change in December.

9,000 miles across the state are part of this round of increases.