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You can hit 70 mph on Ohio highways -- legally -- beginning this summer
Rural areas get the go ahead in a new state law
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Starting July 1, Ohio drivers will be able to legally go 70 mph on big sections of interstate highways. The speed limit increase is part of a new state transportation budget that Ohio lawmakers gave final approval to today.
Steve Faulkner speaks for the Ohio Department of Transportation. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen, Faulkner says the higher speed limit will be in effect on the rural stretches of the interstates.

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That’s Steve Faulkner of the Ohio Department of Transportation. He says the agency doesn’t yet have a cost estimate for new highway signs, alerting motorists to the higher speed limit. Faulker says that’s because, in some cases, perhaps totally new signs won’t be needed…and workers can simply attach the new numbers to the old signs 

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