Bill Raises Winnipesaukee “Broads” Speed Limit

Winnipesaukee boaters may be able to run at 55 mph in the Broads this summer. Photo by ##http://newenglandboating.com/photographers/joe-devenney## Joe Devenney##

Concord Monitor: A bill bumping up the speed limit in the “Broads” on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee to 55 mph has passed the state Senate.

SAT map The Broads

The bill had originally sought to repeal speed limits on the lake—45 mph during the day, 30 mph at night—that were made permanent by a law passed last year. But a compromise amendment approved on March 23 keeps the speed limits in place elsewhere on the lake while increasing the daytime speed limit to 55 mph in its wide, central section.

The bill passed by a 13-11 vote in the 24-member Senate. The amended version had won the approval of the Senate Transportation Committee by a 3-2 vote.

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