IDOT Produces Hundreds Of New Speed Limit Signs

About 900 new signs will go up along Illinois interstates next month increasing the speed limit to 70 mph.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says the signs were made with recycled materials at the agency's Central Sign Shop in Springfield. The signs have been distributed statewide. And they'll be installed between January 2nd and January 17th.

The new law increasing the top speed limit to 70 mph goes into effect New Year's Day.

Transportation officials say it cost about $200,000 to make the new 70 mile per hour signs.

It cost about $18,000 to make new signs for the Illinois Tollway. Those signs will go up between January 7th and 14th in the Chicago area.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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