The Starke County Highway Department recently conducted a speed analysis on County Road 400 South west of Range Road. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler told the county commissioners last week that it was determined that the speed limit in that section of roadway will be lowered to 45 mph.
Ritzler said another study was done at County Road 300 East at Toto Road where visibility becomes an issue. At County Road 500 South and 260 West, the surrounding area is densely populated with uneven terrain. The traffic on 500 South does not stop, which will be under additional review.
Laura Slusher from Purdue University’s Local Technical Assistance Program will review the information gathered and will make a recommendation on possible changes.