West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution 32 Could Raise Interstate Speed Limits

An effort to give the West Virginia Department of Transportation the latitude to raise the speed limit on interstates in West Virginia could also provide more funding for secondary roads, officials said.

House Concurrent Resolution 32 would give Transportation Secretary Tom Smith the authority to raise the interstate speed limit from 70 mph to 75 mph where appropriate. It doesn’t apply to Appalachian Corridor highways or the West Virginia Turnpike.

Delegate Gary Howell, R-Mineral, chairman of the House Government Organization Committee, introduced the resolution this year after another delegate who traditionally had introduced it in years past resigned last year.