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Illinois Tollway Seeks to Raise Speed Limits on Some Roads

GasBuddy Blog -- The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors recently approved an administrative rule change needed to increase the speed limit to 70 mph on some rural segments of the Tollway.

The recommendation follows a change in state law signed by Governor Pat Quinn that increases the maximum speed permitted on Illinois roads from 65 mph to 70 mph, beginning January 1, 2014.
“We’re committed to enacting this law responsibly while maintaining the high standard of safety that has always been our top priority,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur.

The Tollway must satisfy procedural requirements in order to increase speed limits on its system, including conducting an engineering study and receiving approval from the...


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Submitted Oct 31, 2013 By: PD
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Timons
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 9:44:14 AM

Will tolls rise as well?
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waterman01
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 9:57:36 PM

i can just see all the people doing 75 and talking on there cells ,,,thats going to work
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ck2227
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 4:49:18 PM

People can easily safely drive 75+, 80+, so why only 70?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 5:44:19 AM

lol garywa.
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 10:39:24 AM

It works in Alberta
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 7:17:40 AM

maybe they want to get more revenue from speeding tickets? :P
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 7:16:08 AM

hopefully it will work for the snow belt. Does just fine in the Southern regions where there's no snow.
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beachnut
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 12:25:30 PM

Post speed limit on I-94 into Chicago at 65 and people probably still drive 75.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 9:41:29 AM

Everyone will drive even faster!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 7:59:44 AM

good luck with that in the dead of winter.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 6:20:03 AM

I remember driving 70 mph in Illinois when I was a teen. I hope their roads are well maintained.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 6:07:29 AM

Won't help. Gridlock doesn't move at all.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 6:06:42 AM

Good for them......OLDE.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 6:01:40 AM

hmm...
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 6:00:55 AM

Old
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:58:39 AM

Just do it and suprize the drivers.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:57:16 AM

I don't care, and it's old news, yet...STILL GOOD FOR POINTS!!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:54:48 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:52:18 AM

Only fair to do that
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:52:01 AM

Everyone already drives 80 on it anyway!!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:50:55 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:49:02 AM

Very interesting . . .
             
             
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:47:34 AM

it might work in rural areas
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:47:18 AM

OLD
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:46:52 AM

This will usually reduce accidents as drivers become less frustrated but speeders will still provide lots of ticket revenue.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:44:35 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:39:21 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:38:34 AM

going to have to raise tolls to cover loss of speeding ticket income
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:34:36 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:33:48 AM

Spending tax dollars doing engineering studys for a 5 mph increase does not make sense.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:31:51 AM

old news article
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:29:11 AM

This is bad how?
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:27:14 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:27:05 AM

Ok..still old news.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:24:45 AM

Think safety.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:24:08 AM

I tried driving 70mph on that stretch of road more than once, and got passed by every other car out there. The speed limit is honored mostly in the breach.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:23:01 AM

The higher speed limit moves more vehicles is a given time. Puts off building more lanes, but eventually will mean widening construction.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:21:14 AM

Keep raising the speed limits until everyone gets killed.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:09:05 AM

make it the autobahn and charge more for the toll ,states would be rich
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:07:29 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:03:48 AM

ok
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Getting older by the day.
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I hope they can afford the new signs.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:55:50 AM

The faster we can get out of Illinois, the better!

[Edited by: CrackedLCD at 11/2/2013 4:56:24 AM EST]
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:50:54 AM

This is a couple days old now.. 70 mph is insulting! Should raise to 75 on tollways... Get with the program, Illinois. Look at Texas's example.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:50:38 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:47:48 AM

This is still here?
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:47:16 AM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:45:09 AM

Need to establish auto safety requirements that protect us from ourselves on these roadways, no matter the speed!!
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:44:50 AM

Old news.
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