Some of Wisconsin’s Interstate system will have new posted speed limits of 70 mph starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 15.

But if you don’t see a 70 mph sign, assume that the speed limit is still 65 mph in that area while crews work to replace the signs.

The Racine County Highway Department will be posting the new speed limit signs — weather permitting — along part of Interstate 94 starting in Kenosha at the state line and will continue putting up the signs to Highway 142 or Highway E in Kenosha County, said David Prott, Racine County Superintendent of Parks and Highways.

“We’re not sure how many signs we’ll have,” Prott said. “If we run out, we’ll have to wait until we get more to post.”

Eventually the 70 mph signs will be posted along the Interstate in Racine County from county line to county line. But until they get posted, the speed limit will remain 65 mph, Prott said.

 

According to a press release by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, County highway crews will install around 470 updated speed limit and related signs. Last month, WisDOT noted about 726 miles of Interstate would be affected. Following subsequent engineering analysis, a total of about 810 miles will be affected along Interstate segments now posted at 65 mph.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.