Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Fast and the Spurious

too steep for my blood Those who commute throughout the Lake County highway system go by a simple motto: Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse.

Haha, will the maximum speed limit of the Route 53 Extension top out at 45mph? One retired public servant thinks not. Former Illinois Tollway board member Bill Morris told the Chicago Tribune that ...
the 45-mph speed limit is "unrealistic" and motorists will ignore it. "Anyone who believes traffic will go 45 mph," Morris said, "is smoking too much medical marijuana."
Rauner faces new challenge with proposal for new Lake County tollway
The Tribune declined to say whether or not the anchor store at the Route 53 Extension Tollway Oasis will be a Medical Marijuana clinic. Ops are advised not to hold their breaths.

But while the Route 53 Extension has seen its share of ups and downs, one Lake County attraction owes its very success to its ups and downs. The Goliath rollercoaster at Great America is, according to the Sun-Times, setting new records ...
On Saturday, the 71.89 mph figure — or 115.7 kilometers per hour — was displayed on one of three certificates issued by Guinness confirming Goliath's status as the fastest, tallest (180 feet) and steepest (85.13 degree) "roller coaster made from wood" in the industry.
Six Flags Great America's Goliath earns 3 Guinness World Record titles
Informed sources say the Route 53 Blue-Ribbon Advisory Council is now studying options to reroute their highway through the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee -- where the speed limits exceed 70mph.

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Do you know how fast you were going?

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