Speed limits on sections of I-295 and the Maine Turnpike are being increased after extensive studies and a bill in 2013 by Rep. Justin Chenette to transfer jurisdiction of speed limit changes from political leaders to traffic engineers at Maine Department of Transportation. The bill passed unanimously in the House and Senate and became law without the Governor's signature.
Rep. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, who sponsored the legislation, said it was designed to put the issue in the hands of traffic engineers, not politicians.
Rep. Justin Chenette
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