Driving around Michigan could be a little faster in the very near future. You will start to see 75 mph speed limits on some freeways.
The Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police have determined which 600 miles of freeway will have their speed limits increased to 75 mph. An additional 900 miles of non-freeway state highway speed limits will increase to 65 mph. New signs will be installed starting on Monday, May 1.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has provided a map showing the roads that will be increasing their speeds. None of the roads are south of I-96. Most are in the northern part of the lower peninsula or in the U.P.
Here in West Michigan there are only two roads that will have their speed limit increased to 75 mph. US-131 from M-57 (Greenville exit) up to the end of the freeway north of Manton will soon be 75 mph. Also, US-31 along the lakeshore will have a 75 mph speed limit from the South Oceana County line to US-10 (basically from Whitehall to Ludington).
In Ottawa County, a portion of M-231 from Lake Michigan Drive to M-104 will increase to 65 mph.
Here is the link to the map with the newer speeds provided by the MDOT.
Here is more detailed information from the Michigan Department of Transportation new release.
55 mph just seems so slow now…
Graphic: Federal Highway Administration – MUTCD