Stories tagged with: speed limit

January 12, 2016 - 7:32pm
24 weeks 3 days ago

Just three months after the Zanesville City Council voted to reduce the speed limit on Northpointe Drive, opinions on the decision are all over the place.

"I feel like if it's not in an area with a lot of population at least that it shouldn't be 35 mph, " said area driver Cameron Wiandt. "It should probably be back to 45 mph."

"I think the 35 mph speed limit is fine but they need to put a stop light at the end of Military and North Pointe because pulling...

November 10, 2015 - 5:17pm
33 weeks 2 days ago

If you plan on driving on Northpointe Drive in the near future, you will notice a major change and need to slow down.

Due to a traffic order passed by Zanesville City Council, the speed limit on Northpointe Drive, between State Route 146 to State Route 60, has been reduced from 45 to 35 miles per hour, effective Tuesday.

Northpointe has become one of the most traveled roadways in Zanesville, but with that, has come an increase in car accidents. Zanesville Police Department Chief...

July 1, 2013 - 11:11am
3 years 1 day 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
3 years 13 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
3 years 14 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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