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NH Senate OKs 70 mph speed limit on part of I-93

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Motorists traveling from Concord north to the Vermont border might soon be able to crank up the speed - just a little.

The New Hampshire Senate passed a proposal Thursday increases the speed limit to 70 mph on Interstate 93 from mile marker 45 near Canterbury to Vermont.

Senate President Peter Brandon of Milford called it the lead foot bill.

Sen. Jeff Woodburn of Dalton, whose district covers much of that stretch, said laws live in the hearts of the people not in the signs on the roads.

Proponents added that the change won't hurt traffic flow through the predominantly rural area and will be a boon to New Hampshire drivers.

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