Arlington Heights, Illinois Speed Traps
Approx 1/2 mile west of Buffalo Grove Rd, regular stake out with multiple cars. Speed limit on the express lanes is 45, speed limit on the local lanes is 30 but people regularly use the locals to bypass stopped traffic on the express. Police sit on the side street with a laser gun and flag offenders onto the side street.
If you exit I-90 at Arlington Heights Rd. on a Saturday night and see a ‘light up’ construction arrow on the North side of I-90, it’s road block. You can avoid it by heading South, but it will take you about 15 minutes to complete this detour. Turn left at Oakton, left at Busse and left at Algonquin. When that’s over with you’ll be 1 block North of where you started. If your driving North on Arlington Heights Rd. you can turn around in a tiny 20 tombstone graveyard just South of I-90 on the West side of the street.
When you cross Wilke Rd. headed east, the speed limit is lowered from 40 to 30. It is residential on both sides of Euclid, but this is definitely a trap. Traffic calmly and safely moves along at 40 or 45, but the Arlington Heights PD doesn’t think so. Make sure you’re going under 40 even if it feels so slow that you think you will end up eating dinner instead of lunch. I believe they are using instant on radar because my detector will go off KA4 and then suddenly go quiet right before I pass them most of the time.
Exiting State Route 53 to east bound Dundee there will be a stop light (Wilke Road) just before a hotel on the south side of Dundee Rd. If you see a big construction zone arrow and activity that from this distance looks like a water main broke or other repair going on turn immediately on to Wilke, left or right depending on which lane you’re in. It’s a check point ahead on Dundee. They force drivers into a business parking lot for the usual papers checks and fishing. If you turn right take Wilke south to Shure Drive and then back north on Kennicott to return to Dundee on the other side of the checkpoint. If you turn north you can turn around in a parking lot to head south or you can go all the way north to Nichols to then head east to Arlington heights road. A slow trip on residential streets.
I have observed police cars with vehicles pulled over in the right hand lane of the frontage road numerous times. I presume it is for speeding. Also across Windsor, on the same frontage road, the speed is 30 mph, while Palatine road speed drops from 45 to 35 before the merge. Police wait and catch speeder frequently there. My husband has been caught, and so have many others. We’ve lived near this intersection for 26 years, and have had plenty of time to observe this.