DULUTH, MN — Multiple highways in northeastern Minnesota will see a bump in the speed limit.
The speeds are set to increase from 55 to 60 mph.
According to MnDOT, the limit will increase on the following highways:
- Minnesota Highway 37 — all segments currently posted at 55 between Hibbing and Highway 53 and between Highway 53 and Gilbert
- Minnesota Highway 38 — all segments currently posted at 55 between Grand Rapids and County Road 19 will increase to 60 mph, however segments north of County Road 19 posted at 55 will stay at 55 mph. In addition, there will be a new 45 mph sped limit added on the north side of Big Fork from the in place 30 mph zone north to County Road 14.
- US Highway 169 — segments posted at 55 mph between Hill City and LaPlant Road south of Grand Rapids will be raised to 60 mph, however the 55 mph speed limit zone between LaPlant Road and Grand Rapids will stay at 55 mph. In addition, the currently 55 mph zone of the Cross Range Expressway between Taconite and Pengilly will be raised to 60 mph.
An exact date for the speed limit change is not known; however, MnDOT says the new speed limit signs will be installed the week of July 15.
The speed limit changes will take effect once the signs are posted.