Interstate 295 traffic hits 75 mph if new speed limit passes

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine legislative committee is taking up a bill that would allow the Transportation Department to raise the speed limit on sections of Interstate 295 from Scarborough to West Gardiner to 75 miles per hour. The speed limit on much of that southern Maine stretch is now 65 mph.

Democratic Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco is sponsor of the bill, which will be reviewed Friday morning by the Transportation Committee.

In 2011, the Legislature passed a law allowing the speed limit to go up to 75 mph on Interstate 95 from Old Town to Houlton in northern Maine.









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