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March 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike speed limit to increase in places to 70 mph

Areas currently with a 65-mph limit increasing to 70 mph

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted Tuesday to raise the speed limit on significant stretches of the state highway.

According to, sections of the Turnpike that currently have a 65-mph limit will be bumped to a 70-mph limit.

The change is expected to go into effect this spring. An exact date hasn't yet been announced.

Areas of the Turnpike currently with a speed limit of 55 mph – which includes parts of Southeastern Pennsylvania near the Mid-County and Neshaminy Falls toll plazas, as well as construction zones – are expected to remain as is. 

Before deciding to raise the speed limit, the commission led a trial study, which found “no significant, even perceptible, increases in average speed and crash rates," reports.

Read the full report here.