Another one of the major goals of the Southern Pennyrile Chamber Alliance has been accomplished.
State Representative John Tilley says the speed limit for 59 miles of U.S. 68-80 between Bowling Green and Cadiz will be raised to 65 miles per hour effective October 2nd. Governor Steve Beshear will make an official announcement about it next Tuesday. Representative Tilley says the change was made through administrative measures.
The speed limit will remain the same within city limits and other congested areas, but motorists will be able to drive ten miles per hour faster on what some consider the best maintained roadway in Christian, Todd, Logan and Trigg Counties. Representative Tilley says the three county chamber alliance was instrumental in the effort.
The Kentucky Department of Transportation gave the go-ahead to the change after a comprehensive study of the roadway.