The speed limits on even more Ohio roads could go up to 70 miles per hour this year.
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) The Ohio Senate Finance Committee has suggested raising the top speed limits on some state freeways “built to the standards and specifications of the interstate system” from 65 miles per hour to 70 mph, and from 55 mph to 60 mph for other state routes. The change was included as an amendment to the state budget proposed by committee members last week.
The speed limit hike would add to the 570 miles of Ohio rural interstates that will go from 65 mph to 70 mph under a new law passed earlier this year. That change will take effect next month.
The latest proposal does not yet specify which roads would be impacted. But Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, said it would apply to rural state and U.S. routes with four lanes and divided highways.
Among the roads that could fit this criteria in the Miami Valley: U.S. 35, Ohio 4, U.S. 68 and U.S. 127.
Faber used U.S. 30, which runs across northern Ohio through Lima and Canton, as one of the “prime examples” of roads that would be impacted, and said state senators had always intended for U.S. and state routes to be included in the speed limit hike.
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