A draft copy of the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s (ARDOT) 2017 Speed Limit Review is now available for review and comment.

The review was made to determine the feasibility of increasing the speed limits on state highways, according to agency officials.

Since the repeal of the National Maximum Speed Law in 1995, the authority to establish speed limits on state highway systems rested with each state.

The department conducted an engineering and traffic investigation to determine the feasibility of increasing speed limits after passage of Act 1097 to “Amend the Law Concerning Speed Limits” by the 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature earlier this year.

At an Oct. 18 meeting, the Arkansas Highway Commission passed a minute order accepting the draft study and is now publishing it for public comment for 45 days.

The draft Speed Limit Review and a comment form are available on the ARDOT website at www.ardot.gov. A link on the homepage will take viewers to the Speed Limit Study at http://www.arkansashighways.com/speed_study.aspx.

The study will remain available for public comment until Wednesday, Dec. 13.