Speed Limit

Transportation
7:13 am
Wed May 22, 2013

ODOT Reveals Where New New Speed Limit Applies

The Ohio Department of Transportation has revealed which sections of rural interstate highway will have a higher speed limit of 70 mph instead of 65 mph starting July 1.

The department said Tuesday that the limit will increase on more than 570 miles of interstate highway. The increase applies to parts of Interstates 70, 71, 75, 76, 77 and 90 but doesn't include sections of those roads in major metropolitan areas and a few smaller cities along the way.

More than 300 signs will be made to alert drivers about the new limits.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Kasich to Sign Speed Limit Increases Into Law

Gov. John Kasich plans to sign a transportation bill that boosts Ohio's speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways.

The governor is slated to ink the bill during an event Monday in Warrensville Heights, near Cleveland. He's also expected to highlight the legislation at a later stop in Columbus.

The two-year transportation budget measure sets in motion a $1.5 billion Ohio Turnpike bond sale. It guarantees 90 percent of bond proceeds will go to northern Ohio projects. Toll rates would be capped on E-ZPass users' car trips of 30 miles or less for 10 years.

Ohio Speed Limit
6:12 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Ohio House Panel OKs Plan for 70 MPH Speed Limit

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The speed limit for cars and trucks on Ohio's interstate highways would increase from 65 mph to 70 mph under a bill passed by a House committee.

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