According to KRIV FOX news, The Texas Department of Transportation has announced that it may allow part of a new toll road being built near Austin to have an 85 mph speed limit.
Whew…85 mph is pretty dang fast don’t you think?
As of now, open sections of State Highway 130 have a speed limit of 80 mph, the highest in the nation. The Speed Management Director for the DOT says the road “was designed under extremely high design parameters.”
Of course there will be more tests run to determine the final limit once the road is completed, but officials think an 85 mph limit will make the toll road a draw and help release traffic on other local freeways.