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ODOT reduces speed limit on Route 11 construction zone in Mahoning County

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CANFIELD, Ohio -

The Ohio Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit along the State Route 11 construction zone in southern Mahoning County from 70 to 60  miles per hour.

ODOT Public Information Officer Brent Kovacs tells 21 News that crews completed posting the reduced speed limit signs along both northbound and southbound lanes on Saturday.

21 News reported last month that some workers resurfacing the eight miles of highway were concerned that maintaining the 70 mile limit posed a hazard to construction crews.

Speed limits are not usually reduced for lengthy resurfacing projects like the one on Route 11, but after an accident occurred in the work zone, ODOT said it had to weigh the convenience of the driving public versus the safety of road workers.

The work zone extends from Route 224 in Canfield to the county line in Green Township.  The resurfacing is part of a $7.9 million project. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by early August 2014.

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