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Speed limit 70 mph on some Ohio interstates

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COLUMBUS - Motorists are now able to drive 70 miles per hour on some stretches of Ohio interstates.

Recently passed legislation permitting the increase in speeds on 570 miles of interstate took effect Monday.

A map denitrifying the highways affected by these changes can be found on the Ohio Department of Transportation's web site. 

A little over $8,000 dollars will be spent on 56 new speed limit and "Reduced Speed Ahead" signs as well as 261 sign pieces to overlay the 65 mph speed limit signs.

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following locations are the increased speed areas:

 Interstate 70

· From the Indiana border in the west to just outside of Wheeling, WV in the east, excluding Dayton, Columbus and Zanesville

Interstate 71

· From the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in southwest Ohio to just south of the border of the Cuyahoga/Medina County line in the north, excluding Columbus

Interstate 75

· From just outside of Toledo going south until just north of Dayton, excluding Findlay and Lima

Interstate 76

· From just outside Akron going east to just west of Youngstown

Interstate 77

· From just outside of Canton south to the West Virginia border

Interstate 90

· From just outside of Cleveland to the Pennsylvania border

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