07/02/2014 01:21 EDT | Updated 09/01/2014 05:59 EDT

Speed limits on some B.C. highways to hit 120 km/h

The speed limits on some multi-lane highways in B.C. are going up to 120 kilometres per hour, Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced on Wednesday morning in Kamloops.

The new speed limit is effect on:

- Highway 5 (the Coquihalla) from Hope to Kamloops

- Highway 97C (the Connector) from Aspen Grove to Drought Hill Interchange, Peachland.

- Highway 19 (the Island Highway) from Parksville to south of Willis Road, Campbell River.

Stone first announced he was reviewing speed limits on some rural highways last October.