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Speed Limit Increased on Rt 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the speed limit on Illinois Route 29 between Taylorville and Rochester will increase to 65 miles per hour starting Friday (today). The increase coincides with the recent expansion of the highway to two lanes in each direction.


Although the additional lanes will improve the flow of traffic, IDOT urges motorists to remain vigilant of traffic signs and changing traffic patterns, especially on intersecting roads.


To help motorists adjust to the new speed limits, IDOT has placed portable speed indicator trailers where the speed limits will change. These trailers are not speed enforcement cameras, and will be used for the first couple of weeks as reminders for travelers. IDOT encourages everyone to keep their eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, avoid using handheld mobile devices, and to always buckle up.

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