Minnesota DOT increasing speed limits on more than 5,000 miles of state highways

To the delight of some drivers, the Minnesota Department of Transportationannounced it is increasing speed limits on more than 5,000 miles of state highways.

According to MnDOT, speed limits are increasing from 55 mph to 60 mph on 5,240 miles of state highways based on recommendations of a five-year study.

Of the 7,000 miles studied, speed limits will be increased on 77 percent of rural, two-lane state highways.