Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Thursday boosting the state's speed limit to 75 miles per hour on about 600 miles of highways in rural areas of the state.

Snyder said the following in a statement, ensuring that all Michiganders are safe while operating vehicles on our state's roadways is critically important, and these bills allow for appropriately increased speed limits on certain roadways after safety studies are conducted.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the revamped package got the necessary votes last month after the House changed the original intent to raise the speed limit to 80 mph.  Here's more from michiganradio.org.