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April 4, 2013
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Nevada Senate approves 85 mph speed limit; Assembly up next

By a 15-6 vote, the Senate on Wednesday approved legislation raising Nevada’s highway speed limit from 75 to 85 mph. Sponsor Don Gustavson, R-Sparks, said the bill leaves the final decision on which, if any, roads see the higher limit to the Nevada Department of Transportation. It would only be for roads with two or more lanes in each direction and in rural areas, he said. “You won’t see this through the Spaghetti Bowl,” Gustavson said. Prime candidates would be freeways such as Interstate 80 across Northern Nevada, he said. Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, was one of the six no …

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