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Here's where you'll be able to drive 75 mph

Motorists in Kansas will see an increased speed limit to 75 on certain highways starting July 1.
Motorists in Kansas will see an increased speed limit to 75 on certain highways starting July 1. The Wichita Eagle

You'll soon be able to drive 75 mph on parts of Kansas interstate highways.

The Kansas Department of Transportation today released the routes that are designated for the 75-mph limit approved by the legislature earlier this year.

They are:

* The Kansas Turnpike from the Oklahoma state line to K-7 in Wyandotte County

* I-135 from a half-mile north of the 85th Street interchange in Harvey County to I-70 near Salina.

* I-35 from U.S. 50 just east of Emporia to a mile east of the Sunflower/Edgerton Interchange in Johnson County.

* I-70 from the Colorado state line to just west of Topeka in Shawnee County.

* U.S. 81 from I-70 near Salina north to K-106.

* U.S. 69 from six-tenths of a mile north of the north junction of U.S. 54 in Bourbon County to the 199th Street Interchange in Johnson County.

KDOT will start changing the speed limit signs on these routes on June 30. It will not be legal to travel 75 mph until the new law takes effect July 1.

A total of 807 miles of roadway will have the 75-mph speed limit, according to the department.

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