One of the advantages of living in an area with an abundance of wide open spaces is the ability to drive faster than other places in the country.

And sure enough, South Dakota is one of those places.

Portions of the Mount Rushmore State and six other states (Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming) all have posted speed limits of 80 miles per hour when you get away from civilization.

But there is one stretch of road in the United States where you can actually drive a little faster.


Texas State Highway 130
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Welcome to Texas State Highway 130.

It's 41 miles long and connects Austin and San Antonio between State Highway 45 and Interstate 10.

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To folks in the area, it's known as 'Pickle Parkway' after former United States Congressman J.J. 'Jake' Pickle.

It was constructed in 2012 at a cost of $1.3 billion and boasts the fastest speed limit in America.

85 miles per hour.

Texas State Highway 130
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But putting the 'pedal to the metal' here isn't free.

Highway 130 is a toll road and the further you travel, the more you pay. If you cover the entire 41 miles it will set you back $8.66.

Although that does seem like a small price to pay if you've got a 'need for speed'.

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