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State Budget Provision Would Lower Speed Limit On I-670

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Motorists could soon see lower speed limits on I-670. The Ohio Department of Transportation says a proposal in Governor John Kasich's state budget plan would lower the speed limit to help move more drivers through the rush hour bottleneck.  ODOT would also open the inside shoulder to traffic during rush hours to allow more vehicles on the highway. Meanwhile, The American Transportation Research Institute says the I-71/70 split in downtown Columbus is one of the 100 most congested highways in the country, partially because of heavy traffic during the afternoon rush hour. The study was collected from the GPS data of trucks nationwide.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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