Tuesday, March 12, 2013

70 mph speed limits and turnpike bonds

Ohio Senators added an amendment to the Transportation Bill, Substitute House Bill 51, which would increase the speed limits on highways to 70 mph.

It would apply to all highways in the state, except for stretches through urban areas.

Another amendment, approved unanimously by the transportation committee, would require that 90% of the proceeds from $1.5 billion in Ohio Turnpike bonds go to road and bridge projects within 75 miles of the turnpike.

HB 31 and HB 51 were combined into Sub. HB 51 as part of the committee actions. Gongwer Ohio has a listing of other changes in the Transportation Budget bill made by the committee.

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