Drivers traveling along
U.S. 60 near Mesa, AZ, will notice road crews have pulled
out of the area; drivers can now legally drive 65 mph on
The Arizona Department
of Transportation says the increase from 55 mph to 65 mph
follows the end of construction to build additional lanes
and other improvements along the Superstition Freeway between
I-10 and Val Vista Drive. The road east of that point has
been at 65 mph since 2001.
Two years ago, agency
officials decided to increase the speed limit on some freeways
in the area following a study of vehicle speeds and consultation
with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
ADOT's speed limit policy
is designed to encourage drivers to travel at nearly the
same speed, which the department says makes for a safer flow