Illinois transportation officials have announced locations along interstates where the speed limit will increase to 70 mph.
A new law takes effect Jan. 1 increasing the maximum speed limit on Illinois interstates to 70 mph.
The Illinois Department of Transportation says about 87 percent of interstate highways and 98 percent of rural interstates under its jurisdiction will be increased to 70 mph.
The new law takes effect January 1st.
Remember you are only allowed to drive the posted speed limit.
It could take a while before the new signs are posted in all of the areas where the speed limit is set to increase.