INDOT permanently reduces U.S. 20 speed to 45 mph in Rolling Prairie area

From the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office: 

Motorists traveling along U.S. 20 in northeast La Porte County should take notice of a reduction in the speed limit. On Friday afternoon (Sept. 13, 2019), the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officially reduced the speed limit of U.S. 20 from 55 MPH to 45 MPH in the area of Rolling Prairie.

The new 45 MPH zone is located between CR 400 East and CR 450 East, for eastbound and westbound U.S. 20 traffic. Motorists should adjust their driving behaviors accordingly and adhere to the new 45 MPH signage.

12 Responses to “INDOT permanently reduces U.S. 20 speed to 45 mph in Rolling Prairie area”

  1. lawman

    Sep 15. 2019

    speed limit has been 45 for 30+ years by fail and 20. I reduce for the area and cars and trucks FLY by me and I have never seen a speeder pulled over. most issues today caused by distracted driving-cell phone texting and calling but go ahead and reduce another area.

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  2. John

    Sep 15. 2019

    Oh, RIIIIIIGHT. Like a new sign is going to make everybody and the truckers slow down. Dream on.

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  3. taxpayer WHY

    Sep 15. 2019

    Yep, speed limit has always been 45 thru RP but nobody slows down. Should be 45 from to 2 & 20 all the way to Michigan City in my opinion.

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  4. David Surbey

    Sep 15. 2019

    Make it a one lane, each way, highway and the middle two lanes the most expansive turn lanes ever. The whole way.
    And reclaim every inch of property you need to on the right hand sides for expansive turns/shoulders.

    The rolling hills and out of freaking no where left turns of NWI, is what makes this plan the only polite and cost effective route.

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  5. Rich

    Sep 16. 2019

    Everyone seems to always want to complain and share their opinions which highlight their vast knowledge and education in the world of designing highways. Let me share mine. Make SR2 eastbound only and US20 westbound only. Install NASCAR like walls and fences on either side of both highways with huge tire walls in the curves, even along Lincolnway. We then restrict these roads to local traffic only and ensure this by applying additional education and residency requirements to state drivers licenses. Eliminate all intersecting side roads and install red traffic lights every 20 feet. No, no green or yellow, only red. At each red light will also be a toll booth which is manned by two State Troopers each who are given quotas of 100 minor violation citations every day. The tolls will be $67 each. Finally, we restrict the type of vehicles allowed to human power only, i.e. bicycles, unicycles, Flinstone cars, etc. Additionally, we annex these roads as county property and install signs that say “no bicycles, unicycles, or Flinstone cars on county property”. Oh and before I forget, we must also give Reith & Riley a multimillion dollar contract to lay out orange barrels the entire way down each highway and claim the entire thing to be a construction zone although no actual construction will ever take place. This idea should please everyone.

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    • Ray

      Sep 16. 2019

      Now that will solve the problem. Finally someone with a trouble solving solution. But then again there are a bunch of ignorant I don’t know how to read signs people out there.

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    • jim

      Sep 16. 2019

      Yep you nailed !

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  6. Oh My!! 👀

    Sep 16. 2019

    Rich for President!! 👏😎

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  7. Gorgeous Jim

    Sep 17. 2019

    Take my license all that jive, I CAN”T DRIVE 45 !

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  8. Babs

    Sep 17. 2019

    Thank you INDOT! Hope drivers pay attention! That area is one bad curve, had a fatal accident there not to long ago. Slower speed might help school buses and fire department get across 20 easier!!

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  9. Tim

    Sep 20. 2019

    Like they say “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN” I’m still going to Drive 70+mph…..

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