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MIDDLETON-- The speed limit is going up today on several sections of Highway 44 in Middleton.

For example, the speed limit from Hartley Lane to Midway between Eaton Road and Cemetery Road will go from 35 mph to 40 mph.

The changes are to comply with a June 2012 study of the speeds that people already drive.

The Idaho Transportation Department says it will improve safety and traffic flow.

ITD says reducing a speed limit does not necessarily result in safer driving conditions.

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