Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

70 mph signs to be installed along Interstates this week

For public safety reasons, WisDOT strongly discourages media/others from stopping/taking photos or video along highways

By - Jun 15th, 2015 10:14 am

County highway crews will begin installing 70 mph speed limit signs along Wisconsin Interstates this week. Weather permitting, most of the work is expected to be done Tuesday and Wednesday.

For the safety of all travelers, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) strongly discourages media or anyone from stopping along an Interstate or other highway for any reason–including to take photos or video of the new signs.

County highway crews will install around 470 updated speed limit and related signs. Last month, WisDOT noted about 726 miles of Interstate would be impacted. Following subsequent engineering analysis, a total of about 810 miles will be affected along Interstate segments currently posted at 65 mph.

WisDOT has these important reminders for motorists:

  • The new speed limit takes effect once a highway is officially posted at the higher speed.
  • Be alert and slow down for all roadside workers including county crews as required by the state’s Move Over Law (dot.wi.gov/safety/motorist/workzones/move-over.htm).

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