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Fox Cities residents, police question 70 mph interstate speed limit bill

7:05 AM, Oct. 29, 2013
Traffic flows on U.S. 41 at Capitol Drive on Sunday. The vehicle lights are streaked due to a longer exposure for the photograph. The state legislature is considering a bill that would eventually raise the speed limit on the highway to 70 mph.
Traffic flows on U.S. 41 at Capitol Drive on Sunday. The vehicle lights are streaked due to a longer exposure for the photograph. The state legislature is considering a bill that would eventually raise the speed limit on the highway to 70 mph.
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A bill that would raise the speed limit to 70 mph on Wisconsin's interstate highways has some drivers and police wishing the Legislature would apply the brakes.

"Golly, they always go 5 mph faster anyway," Jean Arnold of Neenah said during a recent city government meeting. "Now it will be 75 on the highway."

U.S. 41, which runs through the Fox Cities, will become an interstate highway next year and would be affected by the change. The bill passed the Assembly earlier this month. A Senate committee plans to hold a public hearing on the measure Thursday, and the full Senate could vote on it in ...

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