Stories tagged with: speed limit

July 1, 2013 - 11:11am
1 year 3 weeks ago

Drivers can legally zip along some rural interstate highway more quickly now that the new speed limit is 70 mph along some sections of roadway around Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation has the speed limit is increasing on more than 570 miles of interstate highway. The increase applies to part of interstates 70, 71, 75, 77 and 90. It does not cover sections of those roads in major metropolitan areas and a few small cities along the way.

April 1, 2013 - 2:50pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The speed limit on most of Ohio’s interstate highways will rise to 70 mph beginning July 1st under a new law signed by Governor John Kasich. The Governor signed the transportation budget bill containing the higher speed limit for rural stretches of interstate during a Monday event in Warrensville, Heights, near Cleveland. The two year budget measure also set in motion a 1.5 billion dollar Ohio turnpike bond sale that guarantees 90 percent of bond proceeds will go to northern Ohio...

March 22, 2013 - 10:21am
1 year 18 weeks ago

The Ohio House passes a bill that sets in motion a plan to increase Ohio's speed limit.

The bill is expected to be signed by the governor and will increase the speed limit on rural interstate highways to 70mph. This is something legislators have worked on for some time.

"Most of the other states surrounding us are already 70 miles an hour, other than Pennsylvania," said Senator Troy Balderson of Ohio's 20th District. "I think people want to go 70 miles per hour I...

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