New Article for Representative Mike Millican
For Immediate Release:
Bill raising speed limit on Corridor X awaiting action by Senate
MONTGOMERY: Representative Mike Millican (D) introduced House Bill 397 on January 21, 2010 that proposes the speed limit on Corridor X be raised from 65 miles per hour to 70. The bill was referred to the House Public Safety Committee and was passed by the House of Representatives on January 28, 2010 and is now awaiting action by the Senate.
According to the bill, under existing law, Corridor X/I-22 between the Alabama -Mississippi state line and the Jefferson County line is open for traffic, but has not officially been declared to be an interstate highway. Under existing law, the maximum speed limit on a highway having four or more lanes is set at 65 miles per hour and the speed limit on an interstate highway is set at 70 miles per hour.
This bill would provides that Corridor X - I-22 between the Alabama - Mississippi state line and the Jefferson County line would be considered an interstate highway and the maximum speed limit be increased to 70 miles per hour.
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