WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Governor John Kasich Monday signed the state’s new transportation budget.
He said the two-year, multi-billion dollar bill will create up to 65,000 new jobs.
And, when it takes effect on July 1, it will increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on rural interstates. Those interstates include I-90 and I-71 in Northeast Ohio.
The budget also included $3 billion in turnpike funds to replace or update aging roads, bridges and highway ramps.
“We’ll have $3 billion more to fix our highways, roads and bridges,” he said. “To make them safer. It aids economic development, 65,000 more people working.”
The budget could also include financing for the so-called “Opportunity Corridor,” a plan to extend Interstate 490 further east and link it to the University Circle area.
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