Not so fast, some of those 70-mile-per-hour signs aren’t up on the state’s interstates yet. The bad weather delayed I-DOT crews who were trying to get them up, and police say that they’ll enforce the posted slower limits until the new signs are in place.
Nearly 18-hundred trucks were needed to remove ice from the roads and clear the snow last week, so the January 17th deadline to get the signs up may not happen. The new law for the higher limit went into effect at the start of the year but police remind drivers the posted speed limit is the one they will enforce.
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