Whoa! This Texas Highway Has The Fastest Speed Limit In The Nation!
Pedal to the Metal! Whoa! Look, there are plenty of HIGHWAYS in the Lone Star State of Texas! And that's why I'm not surprised that TEXAS is home to the fastest highway in the nation. Yes, everything is BIGGER in TEXAS including the Speed Limits! And there is one stretch of highway that has the fastest speed limit of anywhere in the United States.
• STATE HIGHWAY 130 IN TEXAS HAS THE FASTEST SPEED LIMIT
Texas State Highway 130 has a 41-mile stretch of highway located in Central Texas.
According to Google...
State Highway 130, also known as the Pickle Parkway, is a highway from Interstate 35 in San Antonio along I-410 and I-10 to east of Seguin, then north as tollway from there to I-35 north of Georgetown. SH 130 runs in a 91-mile corridor east and south of Austin.
The highway opened up in 2012. And, yes it is a Toll Road.
• THE SPEED LIMIT ON STATE HIGHWAY 130 IN TEXAS IS 85 MPH!
According to mysh130.com.....
SH 130 segments 5 & 6 has the highest legal speed limit in the nation at 85 mph and the use of open tolling allows tolls to be charged without drivers having to slow for a toll booth.
Segments 5 and 6 of State Highway 130 have a speed limit of 85 MPH. This makes this stretch of highway the fastest highway not only in Texas but the entire United States.
• INFO BY THE NUMBERS
- 91 Miles-Total length of SH 130
- 41 Miles- The total length of SH 130 Segments 5 and 6
- 12 Miles- Segment 5: From north of Mustang Ridge to FM1185 north of Lockhart, following the current US 183 alignment.
- 29 Miles - Segment 6: From FM 1185 to I-10 northeast of Seguin, along approx. 3 miles existing and approx. 26 miles new right-of-way.
- 17 Miles -of continuous non-tolled frontage roads run from north of Mustang Ridge through CR 218 south of Lockhart (all of segment 5 and part of Seg 6)