Contact Us

Speed Limit on Parts of I-295 Now 70MPH – Find Out Where [POLL]

Google/Harris Shiffman

We got reports early this morning that some speed limit signs on I-295 from Portland to Gardiner had been changed from 65 to 70MPH. Later in the morning, Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt made it official. 

Speed limits are now raised from 65 MPH to 70MPH from North of Tukey’s Bridge to Gardiner. It goes from 55 to 60 from the junction of I-295 and the Maine Turnpike near the Maine Mall in South Portland to the Portland city line. It remains at 50MPH through Portland from the Fore River to Tukey’s Bridge. You’ll also see speed limit changes on I-195 in Saco and Route 1 between Brunswick and Bath.

I have to admit I’m not a fan of this. I don’t see the benefits of raising the speed limit. The majority of people already speed on the highway and this will only encourage them to drive even faster. That increases the likely hood of accidents and results in reduced fuel economy. Your tank of gas won’t get you as far at 70 mph.

Why is everyone in such a hurry?

What do you think? Should the speed limit have been raised?

 

More From WBLM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wblm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 102.9 WBLM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 102.9 WBLM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!