New speed limit on I-74 in C-U: 60 mph

New speed limit on I-74 in C-U: 60 mph

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CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Department of Transportation said it will be lowering the speed limit on Interstate 74 — from 70 mph to 60 mph — between the I-57 interchange in Champaign and the Cunningham Avenue exit in Urbana.

The new speed limit starts Friday. A map of the change is below:

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The study, IDOT said, "concluded that given the current prevailing speeds, crash rates and number of interchanges, a reduction of the posted speed limit on I-74 was justified."

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