Speed Limit Increase Approved for Rakow Road

The McHenry County Board voted last week to increase the speed limit on the heavily traveled roadway from 45 to 50 mph.

After years of drivers ignoring a 45-mph speed limit on a three-mile stretch of Rakow Road, the County Board last week voted to increase the speed to 50 mph, according to Suburban Life Publications. 

The change takes effect once revised signs on the road have been posted, according to the article.

A study completed by the McHenry County Division of Transportation showed the average speed for drivers on the heavily-traveled roadway to be 52 mph, Suburban Life Publications reports. 

TELL US IN THE COMMENTS SECTION: Do you think it's about time the speed limit was raised? Or do you think the speed limit should have stayed the same? 
Denise Majko May 29, 2014 at 03:01 PM
I'm glad to see the speed limit has been increased! Most people weren't driving the 45mph limit to begin with and seriously, why shouldn't it be 50? There are no small driveways coming out onto Rakow Rd. to slow down traffic. The only thing really encountered are the intersections. Good move!
nancita May 31, 2014 at 09:01 PM
It's about time!!!!


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