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GOV SAYS HE WILL SIGN TRANSPORTATION BILL

Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) plans to sign a trans­porta­tion bill that boosts Ohio’s speed limit to 70 mph on rural inter­state high­ways.

The gov­er­nor is slated to ink the bill dur­ing an event Mon­day in War­rensville Heights, near Cleve­land. He’s also expected to high­light the leg­is­la­tion at a later stop in Colum­bus.

The two-year trans­porta­tion bud­get mea­sure sets in motion a $1.5 bil­lion Ohio Turn­pike bond sale. It guar­an­tees 90 per­cent of bond pro­ceeds will go to north­ern Ohio projects. Toll rates would be capped on E-ZPass users’ car trips of 30 miles or less for 10 years.

The mea­sure also sets the max­i­mum speed limit for inter­state free­way out­er­belts in urban areas at 65 mph and on free­ways in con­gested areas at 55 mph.

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