Montana highway known for deadly wrecks gets new speed limit

November 4, 2019 GMT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The speed limit on a deadly stretch of U.S. 212 in southeast Montana has been reduced to 65 mph (104.6 kph).

The Billings Gazette reports that the Montana Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit Oct. 1 on the highway’s corridor that passes through both the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Reservations and four counties: Big Horn, Rosebud, Powder River and Carter.

The stretch merges with Interstate 90 at the Bighorn Battlefield interchange and travels 167 miles (268.7 kilometers) east to the Montana-Wyoming state line.

MDOT Traffic and Safety Bureau chief Gabe Priebe says statistics show the stretch is the deadliest highway in Montana.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com