Sections Of Rural Interstates In Oklahoma To Allow Speed Limits Of 75 mph

Tuesday, August 4th 2020, 8:12 am
By: News 9

Speed limits will change for 400 miles of rural interstates in Oklahoma.

The speed limit will be 75 mph on these highways. Drivers will only see these changes outside of the major metro areas of these routes, and should pay close attention to safety during this transition.

At its Aug. 3 meeting, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved six locations on I-35 and I-40 to change the maximum speed limit from 70 mph to 75 mph on 179 miles of identified rural sections of I-35 and on 220 miles of I-40. These segments include:

  1. I-35 from the Oklahoma/Texas state line, north 90 miles to just south of the SH-74 junction near Purcell
  2. I-35 from the Oklahoma/Kansas state line, south 89 miles to Waterloo Rd. near the Oklahoma/Logan County line
  3. I-40 from the Oklahoma/Texas state line, east 32 miles to near the SH-34 junction west of Elk City
  4. I-40 from just east of the Beckham/Washita County line, east 22 miles to two miles west of the US-183 junction in Clinton
  5. I-40 from just west of the Custer/Caddo County line, east 50 miles to just east of Frisco Rd. near Yukon
  6. I-40 from just east of the SH-18 junction near Shawnee, east 116 miles to just west of the CR 4570 (Dwight Mission Rd.) junction west of Sallisaw.

The passage of HB 1071 allowed for statewide studies on potential maximum speed limit increases of 75 mph on rural interstates.