Merrillville, Indiana Speed Traps
Patrolled by County & City Police. Road was recently repaved, and was previously 40 MPH before construction. During/after construction it was changed to 30 MPH. Police use moving/stationary radar and will stop drivers in either direction. Anything over 35 on that road – and you will be seeing flashing red & blue in your rear view. Watch out and SLOW DOWN!
State troopers sit on the overpass of 61st Ave clocking traffic from both directions. The interstate is 3 lanes, and recently repaved, but the speed limit is 55, which NO ONE does. NB traffic reduces from 70 to 55 just a couple miles south, but most people keep up the flow. I’ve probably seen more people pulled over SB, though. I’ve seen as many as 3 cars pulled over by 3 different troopers within a mile each way of that exit. Watch out!
A no right turn on red onto US 30 is posted across 10 lanes of traffic. At night the sign is impossible to read, particularly in bad weather. In addition, the sign is not adjacent to the red light but is on a telephone pole at app. 7 feet high. Any truck going by blocks the sign from view. No sign is posted at the right turn lane before initiating the turn. Police sit and watch the intersection to catch anyone unaware of the sign placement.
Noticed one of the newest speed traps where Harrison Street becomes Madison Street (and vice versa) on the east side of the street. Merrillville Police are hiding along a well hidden dirt path that goes to the old Y&W Drive-In Theatre. It’s somewhat noticeable during the day, but if a cop hides there at night, you won’t even know they’re there, and they pull out.
There is a tan colored vehicle that looks like a Blazer sitting like it is broken down on the overpass, but there is a policeman with radar inside of it. As you go under the overpass, you will see mulitple state troopers lined up on the entrance ramps of I-65 waiting to make stops. I also saw them with many people pulled over. This was seen going both North and Southbound.