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Posted: October 2, 2013 8:19 a.m.

Speed limit to increase on part of Atlanta freeway

ATLANTA (AP) — State officials say the speed limit on part of Interstate 285, the freeway that forms a perimeter around Atlanta, will be increased soon.

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently approved the higher speed limit for part of I-285 in south DeKalb County. Starting Nov. 1, the speed limit south of the Interstate 20 interchange will increase to 65 mph.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the speed limit north of the I-20 interchange will remain at 55 mph for now.

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