Ohio reveals where new 70 mph speed limit applies

Ohio reveals which parts of rural interstates will see new 70 mph speed take effect July 1


COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Transportation has revealed which sections of rural interstate highway will have a higher speed limit of 70 mph instead of 65 mph starting July 1.

The department said Tuesday that the limit will increase on more than 570 miles of interstate highway. The increase applies to parts of Interstates 70, 71, 75, 76, 77 and 90 but doesn’t include sections of those roads in major metropolitan areas and a few smaller cities along the way.

More than 300 signs will be made to alert drivers about the new limits.

A 70-mph limit already is in effect for the Ohio Turnpike stretching across the northern part of the state.

Map of new 70 mph zones: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/news/Documents/70-MPH-Map.pdf