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Highway dept. recommends reduced speeds


County Highway Superintend-ent Jeff Brill recommended that speed limits on four different sections of county roads be reduced. Currently, the speed limit on county roads is 55 miles per hour unless they have been modified by a county ordinance.

Brill’s recommendations were approved by LaGrange County Commissioners and County Attorney Kurt Bachman was directed to draft an ordinance to make the changes.

The highway department recommended that:

·        Due to hills and a few blind intersections, CR 1000W from US 20 to SR 120 be lowered to 45 miles per hour;

·        Due to medical offices, a factory and future development, CR 200N east of SR 9 to CR 100E be lowered to 45 miles per hour;

·        Due to the amount of homes, CR 200E from US 20 to CR 150N be lowered to 45 miles per hour; and

·        Due to curves, hills and businesses on CR 25N, the speed limit should be lowered to 40 miles per hour from CR 100E to CR 200E.

The new speed limits will become effective after signage is posted on the roads and the ordinance has been signed and published according to law.