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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. 

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