speed limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-removing-variable-speed-limit-signs-i-270 <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation is ending its five-year experiment with variable speed limit signs on Interstate 270.</p><p>Crews began removing the 70 digital signs from along the highway Wednesday. The work should be done in about two weeks.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:09:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 30718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT Removing Variable Speed Limit Signs On I-270 Pedal To The Metal? Illinois To Get 70 MPH Speed Limit In 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pedal-metal-illinois-get-70-mph-speed-limit-2014 <p>Some rural, four-lane highways in Illinois will now have a 70 mph speed limit thanks to a bill signing by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois will join 36 other states with speed limits of 70 mph or higher when the law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014, Quinn's office says.</span></p><p>But, Illinois drivers in portions of St. Louis' Metro East might not be seeing the change - Quinn's office explains in their release:&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:08:42 +0000 Kelsey Proud 29208 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pedal To The Metal? Illinois To Get 70 MPH Speed Limit In 2014 Variable speed limits changing to "advisory" on I-270, I-255 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/variable-speed-limits-changing-advisory-i-270-i-255 <p>Transportation officials are making changes to Interstate 270 and Interstate 255&rsquo;s controversial variable speed limits.</p><p><a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/">MoDOT</a> says a new study finds that they have helped traffic flow slightly since they were instituted in 2008, and accidents are down on the busy highway. So MoDOT engineer Tom Blair says they&rsquo;ll make the variable speed limits simply &quot;advisory&quot; by this summer.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 23:13:17 +0000 Bill Raack 693 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Variable speed limits changing to "advisory" on I-270, I-255