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Speed limits changed on Highway 73


September 6, 2019

The speed limit changed this week along Highway 73 in Carlton County, thanks to actions in 2014, when the Minnesota Legislature directed the Department of Transportation to evaluate its two-lane, two-way, 55-mph highways to determine whether speed limits could be reasonably and safely increased.

Speed limits on Highway 73 will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph:

• between Kettle River and milepost 18 (south of the curves prior to Carlton Highway 4)

• between Cromwell and U.S. Highway 2

• between Floodwood and Highway 169 in Hibbing

The speed limit will decrease from 55 mph to 50 mph:


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