Starke County Commissioners Lower Speed Limit on State Road 8

45 limit.jpgThe speed limit on State Road 8 east of Knox has been lowered from 55 to 45 miles per hour in anticipation of opening the new Starke County Jail in a few months. INDOT did a quick study based on a request from local officials and agreed to reduce the speed limit out to the railroad tracks due to the increased traffic count that the jail will create.

Tentative plans call for the facility to open in June, but new speed limit signs are already in place. Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the county commissioners he believes the lower limit will make it safer for officers entering and leaving the facility.