Lemont, Illinois Speed Traps
Beware of drop in speed limit (30mph) approaching Ruffled Feathers entrance. Radar there several times a month
cops sit there all the time just watchin with the radar on
Police sit off the road at bottom of the hill halfway between Archer and the 127/State intersection. As you turn onto 127th you’re coming off a 50mph speed zone, then going down hill steeply. It’s easy to go over the 35mph speed limit. I put my cruise control on 35 the minute I hit 127th St.
the police sit right after maple road and before derby road. they sit at night and just radar people. anybody going over 8mph (45 speed limit) will be pulled over.
Be careful when traveling on the new 355 extension between I80 and I55. I travel this new expressway everyday and although it is very convenient, I also cannot believe how much police activity I see each day. I believe that the squads sit near the 143rd/Archer exit ramp and catch speeders heading northbound by the time they hit the 127th Street exit in Lemont. I was also surprised at what I saw just the other day… a ticket was being given to someone heading north (just before 127th) and just on the other side of the expressway (facing south) was a cop with a radar gun to catch speeders heading north. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I live in Lemont and am happy to be doing the 55mph speed limit on this wonderful new extension. Sure beats going back to the nerveracking traffic jams that we used to have in the am and pm rush hours. Also, I pretty much noticed this just with the pm rush hour. I just wish we didn’t have the most expensive tollway for just a 12 mile stretch ($1). Happy travels!