A bill is being introduced in the Unicameral that would instruct the Nebraska Department of Transportation to boost speed limits.
Senator John Murante of Gretna is sponsoring the Legislative Bill 1009, which reportedly has the backing of Governor Pete Ricketts.
It would raise speed limits to 80 on I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln, up from the current 75, while many other sections of interstate, and other state highways, would also see a rise.
While the measure is sure to see opposition from traffic safety groups which equate more speed with more deaths,
Murante says the goal is to make the roadway more efficient and effective.