Sept. 16 – Connecticut and Hawaii are the only states to post a maximum 55-mph limit, but in a few weeks, Hawaii will stand alone.
The State Traffic Commission will boost the speed limit on 330 miles of state highways Oct. 1. Most of the roads that will get the higher limit are in eastern Connecticut, including a 35-mile portion of Interstate 95 from Branford to the Route 161 overpass in East Lyme, and a 33-mile section of I-84 from East Hartford to the Massachusetts state line. All of Interstate 395 has also been marked for the higher speed limit.