Travel time is a function of both speed and distance. The construction of four lanes with a uniform speed limit does provide benefits to travelers. The proposed Route 51 would operate at a 65 mph speed limit in a free-flow condition – without signals or stop-control. The existing Route 51 through the communities would remain as it currently exists with a 30 or 35 mph speed limit subject to signals and stop signs where they currently exist. Roadway operations of alternatives, including distance of travel and travel time, were evaluated considering these differences in the posted speed limit.