Speed limits are increasing on sections of some major roads and interstates in metro Atlanta.
Last year, state lawmakers set the maximum highway speed limit in urban areas to 70 miles per hour.
So the Georgia Department of Transportation spent months studying where it could safely increase the speed limits.
“We’re really just bringing these speed limits in harmony with what motorists are doing and so we’re really helping them out in the long run," says GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale. "Hopefully less speeding tickets for them.”
Seven counties in metro-Atlanta will see the speed limit increase by the end of this month to either 65 or 70 miles per hour on certain stretches of I-85, I-75, I-20 and Georgia 400 in:
- Dekalb County
- Fulton County
- Clayton County
- Cobb County
- Gwinnett County
- Rockdale County
- Douglas County
Last year, GDOT raised the speed limit on parts of I-285 to 65 miles per hour.
You can view the full list of upcoming speed limit changes for Fulton County here. We made tables of the changes in the six other counties below: