A legislative panel on Tuesday passed a bill that could result in increased speed limits on turnpikes and highways in rural areas.
The Senate Transportation Committee passed Senate Bill 648 by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow.
The measure would increase the maximum speed to 80 mph on turnpikes. Some turnpikes have a 75 mph maximum speed. The state’s two urban turnpikes, the Creek and Kilpatrick, have a maximum speed of 70 mph.