Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-1148    Version: 1 Name: County Speed Ordinance: Russell Road
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2020 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/8/2020
Title: Ordinance providing for the establishment of a County altered speed zone of 45 miles per hour (MPH), currently designated 55 MPH on Russell Road, from Lewis Avenue to Kenosha Road, located in Newport Township.
Attachments: 1. 20-1148 Location Map, Russell Road
Title
Ordinance providing for the establishment of a County altered speed zone of 45 miles per hour (MPH), currently designated 55 MPH on Russell Road, from Lewis Avenue to Kenosha Road, located in Newport Township.

Staff Summary
* The speed study was completed by the Lake County Traffic Department due to the new traffic control device at Russell Road and Kenosha Road.
* The necessary speed studies have been undertaken and an ordinance is required to establish speed zones.

Body
AN ORDINANCE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT
OF AN ALTERED SPEED ZONE - COUNTY HIGHWAY

IT IS HEREBY DECLARED by the Lake County Board, that the basic statutory vehicular speed limits established by Chapter 625 - Section 5/11-604 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes is greater, or less, than is reasonable or safe with respect to the conditions found to exist on the County highway listed in the following Schedule for which the County has maintenance responsibility and which is not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation of the State of Illinois.

BE IT FURTHER DECLARED that an engineering and traffic investigation has been made upon the County highways listed in the Schedule in accordance with a County policy for establishing altered speed zones on Township and County highways prepared by the County Engineer, and approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation in accordance with Chapter 625 - Section 5/11-604 and Section 5/11-301 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes; and

BE IT FURTHER DECLARED that, by virtue of Section 5/11-604 of the above Chapter, this Board determines and declares that reasonable and safe absolute maximum speed limits upon those County highways described in the Schedule shall be as stated herein; and

BE IT FURTHER DECLARED that appropriate signs giving notice of the maximum speed limits for the zone or zones of said County highway described in the Schedule shall be erected; and

BE IT FURTHER DECLARED that this ordinance shall take effect immediately aft...

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